Center for Reducing Health Disparities

Health Profile of Nebraska’s Latino Population – Report Available

The University of Nebraska Medical Center’s (UNMC) Center for Reducing Health Disparities together with the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s (UNO) Office of Latino and Latin American Studies (OLLAS), have released a report and policy brief describing the serious health problems facing the growing Latino and immigrant populations in Nebraska and Iowa, particularly the Omaha-Council Bluffs metropolitan area. The Health Profile Report focuses on the overall health disparities facing the Latino population, which grew by nearly 93 percent between 2000 and 2010 in Nebraska.  Below are some… Continue Reading

Thanks for Participating in World No Tobacco Day’s Online Activities!

We would like to thank everyone who participated in our online social media information and advocacy project for World No Tobacco Day (WNTD)!  As part of this project, the Center and MOTAC were able to reach more than 2000 people through: 7 Blog posts 56 Facebook posts; Reaching over 1500 people and getting 15 new “Likes” for UNMC Center for Reducing Health Disparities, MOTAC, and the Omaha Tobacco Free Parks Initiative 54 Tweets and 12 new followers on Twitter Tobacco use is one of the… Continue Reading

Tobacco Marketing – Are You a Target?

Tobacco companies market their deadly products across the globe.  Their tactics focus on vulnerable populations including those who do not have access to the information or regulations/policies to protect them from this targeted marketing. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), all forms of tobacco advertising, promotion, and sponsorship should be banned. All forms of tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship should be banned.  Advertising bans significantly reduce the numbers of people starting and continuing to smoke. Banning tobacco advertising and sponsorship is one of the most… Continue Reading