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 guidelines to minorities for controlling chronic diseases such as: diabetes, high cholesterol, hypertension, cardiovascular disease and obesity, etc. This is done through interactive classes, home visits and self-management of the disease or prevention of disease. We promote healthy life styles in our communities.
“ELVPHD conducts dental and diabetes screenings and educational programs in schools to help maintain the health of the community.”
The Minority Health Initiative conducts educational activities in work places and offers information on low cost health screening opportunities. The initiative for health programs for minorities are oriented and standardized to these specific populatins within the guidelines of the American Heart Association, American Diabetes Association, national/state programs such as Every Woman Matters, Missing Link, prevention and early detection of Colon Cancer, Breast/Cervical Cancer and the Centers for Disease Control among many other programs for ensuring the efficient delivery of our health promotion and educational activities.
We also provide educational opportunities to minorities about seasonal health/environmental concerns. We also connect people with community services in Burt, Madison, Staton and Cuming counties.
The mission of Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department is: “Healthy people living in healthy communities”.
If you are interested in diabetes screening, tips on exercise or nutrition, or other information on healthy living, 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
Miriam Tellez-Trujillo, Bilingual Health Educator