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Community Conversations

Baby Boomers Turn 75: What It Means for Lincoln (2022) - Watch the recorded Community Conversation here

For the first time in Lincoln’s history, it is projected that, by 2025, the number of residents age 75 and older will exceed the number of children, impacting Lincoln’s infrastructure, workforce, health care landscape, and more. The panel provided data/trends regarding these shifts; describe the impact on Lincoln’s infrastructure, workforce, and health care capacity; and share personal insights from a caregiver’s perspective.

There was an outpouring of questions during this community conversation. Several panelists offered their expertise after the event to answer these questions. To download, click here. This document is an informal compilation of these individuals' personal and professional knowledge and research. 

Click here to download David Drozd's presentation.

Click here to download Jalene Carpenter's presentation.

Resources on Aging Minority Populations: 

Disparities and Inequities in Youth Sports (2022) - Watch the recorded Community Conversation here.

Participation in youth sports can have a lifelong positive influence on physical and mental health, lifestyle behaviors, and community networking. Unfortunately existing inequities and barriers, such as finances, available facilities, and lack of support, make sports participation inaccessible to some youth in our community.

We will explore new community data regarding disparities in aerobic fitness and youth sports participation, and hear from youth sports experts about how we can work toward making youth sports more equitable and beneficial for all.

Place Matters 4.0 (2022) - Watch the recorded Community Conversation here.

Place Matters 4.0 tells us things we didn’t know, reinforces things that we do, and reminds us that we have to keep working and getting better.

New this year are maps showing the growth and location of older adults (75+ years) and rental rates for single family homes. These maps are intended to recognize the significant trends that will influence Lincoln’s housing, workforce, health, transportation, and infrastructure in the coming decades.

Community Conversations 2020

The Community Health Endowment of Lincoln (CHE) regularly sponsors Community Conversations that shed light on important health-related topics and give Lincolnites a chance to interact with experts. In 2020, the focus was on health equity.  COVID-19 and Health Equity in Lincoln, was held via webinar on November 10, 2020 and presented in partnership with the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department.


Community Conversations 2019

The 2019 Community Conversation series featured these events:

Place Matters 3.0

More information on Place Matters 3.0 is available here

Vaping - A New Public Health Threat

Presented in partnership with the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department, this conversation featured information about what vaping, the use of electronic cigarettes, looks like in Lincoln, a personal story about e-cigarette addiction, and an update about what's being done to educate and protect youth, and what you can do to help our community stop this new public health threat. Video of this conversation is available here

Five Lessons Learned from a Career in Health Care: A Conversation with Kim Russel, President and CEO, Bryan Health

When Kim Russel retired from her position as President and CEO of Bryan Health in January 2020, she had led Lincoln's largest health system for nearly 12 years. Russel served on the CHE Board of Trustees since taking her position with Bryan Health and chaired the CHE Board from 2013 – 2015. This conversation was held in partnership with Bryan Health. Video is available here

Past Community Conversations

Video of CHE's past Community Conversations including the 2014, 2015, and 2016 "My Story" series and the 2013 series on health equity is available for viewing on the Community Health Endowment playlist on the LNKTV Health YouTube Channel.

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