People with Hispanic origins now comprise the largest minority group in Nebraska. Language issues and access to medical services affect the overall health of first-generation immigrants, their children, and grandchildren, especially when it comes to diabetes and dental health. ELVPHD conducts dental and diabetes screenings and educational programs in schools to help maintain the health of the community.
This program offers services to all minorities for controlling chronic diseases such as: diabetes, cardiovascular disease and obesity, etc. This is done through interactive classes, home visits referrals, and disease self-management. We promote healthy life styles in our communities.
Additionally, the minority health initiative encourages and promotes healthy lifestyles by providing low cost fitness classes targeted toward the minority population. This effort is in partnership with the Norfolk Community Health Care Clinic and provides a family approach to fitness.
If you are interested in our minority diabetes and cardiovascular disease self-management sessions, healthy living classes, or fitness classes, please contact our office between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department
2104 21st Circle
PO Box 779
Wisner, NE 68791-2233
Maritza Andrade, Minority Health Coordinator