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UNO, UNMC Research Shows Major Disparities in Health and Access to Care for Latinos and Immigrants in Nebraska, Iowa

The University of Nebraska at Omaha’s (UNO) Office of Latino and Latin American Studies (OLLAS) has released a report and policy brief, in conjunction with the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC), describing the serious health problems facing the growing Latino and immigrant populations in Nebraska and Iowa, particularly the Omaha-Council Bluffs metropolitan area. View Article

Mar 11, 2013

Studies show need for primary care nurse practitioners and physician assistants

Nurse practitioners and physician assistants are poised to help fill the gap created by the shortage of primary care physicians in Nebraska as more people gain access to health care through the Affordable Care Act. But just like with primary care physicians, there is a shortage of nurse practitioners and physician assistants in the state. Two recent […]

Feb 6, 2013

Fewer minorities get screened for colorectal cancer

A new study conducted in the Center for Health Policy at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Public Health has determined that racial and ethnic minorities are less likely to be screened for colorectal cancer in the United States. The study, which analyzed data from across the country between 2000 and 2005, was conducted […]

Jan 11, 2013

Study Shows Dramatic Primary Care Shortage in Rural Areas

A UNMC study found that Nebraska woefully lacks primary care physicians across the state and the shortage is even more dramatic in rural parts of the state. View article

Dec 14, 2012

UNMC report details what Medicaid expansion would mean in Nebraska

Expansion of Nebraska’s Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) would bring in at least $2.9 billion in revenue from the federal government by 2020, potentially finance more than 10,000 on-going jobs, and reduce charity care by $650 million from 2014-2019, a report released by a UNMC center indicates. View article

Aug 22, 2012

Uninsureds Climb to Record High in Nebraska

A UNMC study has found that the number of uninsured people under the age of 65 in Nebraska increased by 67.4 percent between 2000 and 2010. The study determined that the number of uninsured’s has increased from 8.9 percent (156,300 people) in 2000 to 14.9 percent (217,100 people) in 2010.  

Aug 2, 2012

NAMI 2012 Walk

May is Mental Health Month Paolo del Vecchio, Acting Lead, Recovery Support Strategic Initiative, Acting Director CMHS, wrote this in a SAMHSA blog post about Mental Health Awareness Month: “May marks Mental Health Awareness Month in the United States. This is a time when we reflect on research, weigh in on prevention measures, and encourage […]

May 14, 2012

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