2022 NECHE Conference Agenda

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Day 1

April 26, 2022

8:45 - 10:15 AM

10:45 - 12:00 PM

12:00 - 1:00 PM

1:00 - 2:15 PM

2:45 - 4:00 PM

4:00 - 4:15 PM

4:30 - 5:30 PM

Welcome Address | Creating Connections for Healthier Communities

Keynote 1 | Health Disparities and Equity: Operationalizing Change at the Organizational Level

Solange Gould, DrPH, Co-Director, Human Impact Partners

Stephani Tyrance, MPH, Project Director, Human Impact Partners 

Breakout Sessions 1 (Choose One)

Building the National Association for Community Health Workers: Authentic Collaboration, Equitable Transformation, and Sustainability

Aurora GrantWingate, Member & Partner Engagement Associate, National Association of Community Health Workers 

Deep Dive: Health Disparities and Equity: Operationalizing Change at the Organizational Level

Solange Gould, DrPH, Co-Director, Human Impact Partners

Stephani Tyrance, MPH, Project Director, Human Impact Partners 

How to Find Data Demographics and Other Social Determinants of Health Characteristics by Zip Code

Susana Privett, Data Dissemination Specialist, U.S. Census Bureau 

Poster Session

This virtual event will be hosted via Zoom and will showcase pre-recorded poster materials on our conference website to be viewed by attendees. Please click on the button below to navigate to the poster session. The link below will go live on April 26th, 2022. 

Panel Discussion | Community Organizing and Community Building for Health and Social Equity

Moderator

Eric Savaiano, MEd, Program Manager for Food and Nutrition Access, Nebraska Appleseed

Panelists

Aryn Huck, Community Organizer, OutNebraska

Gladys Godinez, BS, Executive Director and Founder, United by Culture Media

Sandra Barrera Fuentes, BA, MA, Nebraska Extension Educator for Rural Prosperity, Nebraska Extension

Nancie Velasquez, CNA, MA, Community Health Manager, Ponca Tribe of Nebraska

Joni Thomas, Community and Disability Liaison, Nebraska Total Care

Keynote 2 | The Changing Demographics of Nebraska

Josie Schafer, PhD, Director, Center For Public Affairs Research, University of Nebraska Omaha

Closing Remarks

Anita Wisecup, Native American Health Liaison/Program Health Manager, Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Health Disparities and Health Equity

Community Health Worker (CHW) Networking Session 

This session is intended for community health workers and their partners in support of the CHW workforce in Nebraska. During this session we will be connecting peers, cultivating ideas for continuing education for CHWs, discussing ideas for making more connections, and generating interest in CHW certification and training standards for Nebraska. Register here to attend the networking session. 

Facilitator

Aurora GrantWingate, Member & Partner Engagement Associate, National Association of Community Health Workers

Day 2

April 27, 2022

8:45 - 10:15 AM

 Opening Remarks

Keynote 3 | Enhanced CLAS Standards, US Health Policy, & the Path to Health Equity

Vetta Sanders Thompson, PhD, E. Desmond Lee Professor of Racial and Ethnic Studies, Associate Dean of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, Washington University in St. Louis

10:45 - 12:00 PM

Breakout Sessions 2 (Choose One)

Building the National Association for Community Health Workers: Authentic Collaboration, Equitable Transformation, and Sustainability

Ben Tiensvold, Community Outreach Coordinator, Community Health Worker Collaborative of South Dakota

Stefanie Olson, MA, Community Health Worker Section Director, Kansas Department of Health and  Environment

1:00 - 2:15 PM

Keynote 4 | A New Era for Communities to Thrive: What Will It Take to Advance Well-Being Post COVID

2:45 - 4:00 PM

Panel Discussion | Community Connectedness for Increasing Health Equity

Moderator

Quinn Lewandowski, MS, Senior Research Specialist, University of Nebraska Public Policy Center and President, Nebraska State Suicide Prevention Coalition

Panelists

Ashlei Spivey, Founder and Director, I Be Black Girl

Sadie Thompson, BA, CPSS, ALF WRAP, Chief Implementation Officer, The Wellbeing Initiative

Nada Fadul, MD, FIDSA, Associate Professor, College of Medicine and Assistant Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Education Programs, University of Nebraska Medical Center

4:00 - 4:15 PM

Closing Remarks 

Rick Bevins, PHD, Co-Director, Minority Health Disparities Initiative, Director of the Rural Drug Addiction Research Center, Associate Vice Chancellor for Research, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Johanna Pesante-Daniel, Health Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Coordinator, Public Health Solutions Health Department

Bias in Healthcare: Creating a More Culturally Competent Workforce
Carmen Chinchilla, MA, Executive Director of Specialty Societies, Nebraska Medical Association

The Role of Discrimination and Vaccine Distrust in Vaccine Uptake Among Latinx People in the Midwest

Natalia Acosta Canchila, MA, Graduate Student, Psychology Department, University of Nebraska-Lincoln