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UPCOMING EVENTS:




Trans & Gender Diverse Health and Well-being Conversation Series with Dr. Elliot Tebbe - March 28, 2019

In this conversation hour, Dr. Elliot Tebbe, Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology, will begin by providing a brief overview of some of the systemic challenges TGD people face in Nebraska in regards to health outcomes and barriers to accessing appropriate trans-affirmative health services, as well as individual factors that promote and comprise well-being.



"Population Health Challenges for Undocumented Latino Immigrants" - April 2, 2019

Alex Ortega, PhD, an epidemiologist, health services researcher, and community health interventionist, is Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Management and Policy and Director of the Center for Population Health and Community Impact in the Dornsife School of Public Health at Drexel University. Ortega is internationally-recognized for his research and public advocacy in improving the health and well-being of Latino children and families in the United States, especially for those who are undocumented or are otherwise disenfranchised. He has directed NIH, AHRQ, and foundation-funded research in a variety of sites and contexts, including Puerto Rico, New England, and Southern California. His research has been in a variety of areas focused on Latino health and health care, including: access to and use of health services for youth and families, the impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on disparities, mental health services and psychiatric epidemiology, and community-engaged interventions to improve food environments in urban food swamps.



Enhancing Healthcare Access among Immigrant Latinxs Conversation Series: Trey Andrews - April 3, 2019

Many immigrant Latinxs successfully integrate into the United States; however, challenges pertaining to mental and physical health and barriers to access remain a reality. Dr. Trey Andrews, Assistant Professor of Psychology and Director of the Latino Mental Health and Treatment Outcomes Lab who focuses his work on reducing mental health disparities among Latinx populations, particularly immigrants, will lead the conversation on effective ways of improving access to effective care for Latinx populations.