The Center for Reducing Health Disparities in partnership with the Vice Chancellor for Research launched the Lunch Enlightenment Series in October 2010. The purpose of the series is to foster relationships between our academic and community partners by providing a forum to discuss health disparities impacting our local communities. Faculty, staff, students, and community partners are invited to participate in the quarterly one and a half hour presentation. The format of the series is a 30-40 minute didactic presentation, followed by a 10-15 minute presentation/ "testimony" from a community member impacted by the topic, followed by a working 30-35 minute discussion amongst participants. A healthy lunch is provided during the group discussion and is often catered by our local community partners. Participants are encouraged to identify feasible solutions for addressing the health disparity series topic to achieve health equity.
On 2/22/2012, Pastor Tony Sanders, Jr. Founding Executive Director of Family First: A Call to Action Presented Saving the Village by Strengthening the Family.
April 11, 2012 - Girls Inc., Wholistc Approach
July 11, 2012 - Featuring Building Bright Futures, Early Childhood Services (ECS) and Teen & Young Parent Programs, with guest from Child Saving Institute, Visiting Nurses Association, Heartland Family Service, Lutheran Family Services & Nebraska Children’s Home Society Foundation
September 13, 2012 - The Office of Health Disparities and Health Equity: Who we are, what we do, and how we do it.