2022 NECHE Agenda

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Day 1

April 26, 2022

8:45 - 10:15 AM

10:45 - 12:00 PM

Welcome Address | Creating Connections for Healthier Communities

Trey Andrews, Co-Director, Minority Health Disparities Initiative &

Josie Rodriguez, Administrator, Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Health Disparities and Health Equity

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

Breakout Sessions 1 (Choose One)

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Poster Session

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1:00 - 2:15 PM

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

2:45 - 4:00 PM

Keynote 2 | Changing Demographics of Nebraska

4:00 - 4:15 PM

Closing Remarks

4:30 - 5:30 PM

Community Health Worker (CHW) Networking Session

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Facilitator

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

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 

Accessing Data Using data.census.gov

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

Solange Gould, Co-Director, Human Impact Partners

Stephani Tyrance, MPH, Project Director, Human Impact Partners 

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

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 and Associate Dean of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at 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

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 

1:00 - 2:15 PM

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

Anita Chandra, DrPH, MPH, Vice President and Director – RAND Social and Economic Well-Being, RAND Corporation

2:45 - 4:00 PM

Panel Discussion | Community Connectedness for Increasing Health Equity

Moderator

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

Panelists

Ashlei Spivey, Founder and Director of I Be Black Girl

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

Nada Fadul, MD, FIDSA, Associate Professor in the College of Medicine and Assistant Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Education Programs at the 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