Center for Reducing Health Disparities

Tobacco-Free/Substance-Free Event for Native Youth

Liz Brown specializes in youth suicide prevention within the Indian Center Inc.  As an advocate, she helps the youth she serves find healthier alternatives when dealing with overwhelming amounts of stress. The challenges in her work have made her realize that there is a great need in the Native American community to have open discussions about health risk behaviors.  She explains that seeking help is a serious stigma in her community. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), social determinants of health are conditions in… 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

Kicking Off Tobacco Free Parks Initiative!!

As urbanites, all we get to enjoy, when it comes to nature, is a beautiful lawn and nearby tree, if we are lucky, a garden at our home or nearby neighbor’s. In order to really come out from our everyday routine, and have a good whiff of fresh air, there is the public park.  The park is a place, since we were children, that we visited to let out some steam, to jump, to play, to scream! Never do we think about the smoke or… Continue Reading