Spanish Language Town Hall with South Omaha Leaders

News Release
For Immediate Release: 4/15/2021

Jeff Powell, (402) 471-6223,


Lincoln, Neb. – In an ongoing effort to reach out to the Hispanic community, the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and the Douglas County Health Department are partnering with several influential Hispanic organizations in South Omaha to hold an online town hall.  Residents can receive the latest information from health professionals and have their questions about the COVID-19 vaccine answered by doctors.

The pandemic has been difficult for the Hispanic community. Many front-line workers in hospitals and food processing plants continued to work in order to keep Nebraska running. CDC data shows that Hispanics are at 3.1 times greater risk of hospitalization from COVID-19 and are 2.3 times at greater risk of death.

Organizations involved in the town hall include: OneWorld Community Health Centers Inc., The Heartland Workers Center, the Latino Center of the Midlands, the Metro Young Latino Professionals Association (MYLPA), and the Tri-Faith Initiative.

Nebraskans are encouraged to register at the link below and submit any questions to


Thursday, April 15, 2021, 5:30 PM

Who: ​

  • Dr. Melanie Menning, OneWorld Associate Medical Director, Residency Program
  • Mitzi Infante-Magana, PA, OneWorld Provider
  • Josie Rodriguez, Administrator for the Office of Health Disparities and Health Equity for Nebraska DHHS
  • Diana Acero, Resource Specialist for Douglas County Health Department
  • Yanira Garcia, (Moderator), Communications Manager for Union Omaha

Where: ​

Zoom Meeting

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