Conference focusing on disparities in minority health

Minority Health Conference 2018 (DHHS)

An upcoming conference hosted by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services is focusing on a growing population.

“It’s very important that we focus of the health of all citizens, but especially because racial and ethnic minorities are increasing in our state we really have to pay attention to their health statuses because unfortunately they’re one of the groups that have lower health statuses and a lot of disparities exist,” said Josie Rodriguez, DHHS Office of Health Disparities and Health Equity.

The Minority Health Conference will feature sessions on rural refugee and immigrant data and a statewide refugee needs assessment, as well as focusing on emotional trauma and recovery.

It will be held on April 18, at the Younes Conference Center.

The cost is $125 to register, with a student price of $75. For more information click here or listen to the interview above.

National Minority Health Month is celebrated each April.

On April 2, a proclamation was signed, making that official in Nebraska. DHHS said it’s a chance to highlight and raise awareness of health disparities that persist in the United States today among various minority and undeserved populations. This year’s theme is: Partnering for Health Equity, which highlights the important role partnerships play in advancing health equity in the nation.

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