Community Conversations: 2019

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. The sixth series of Community Conversations is taking place in the Fall/Winter of 2019.


Place Matters 3.0

October 16, 2 P.M., at CHE, 250 N. 21st Street 

October 18, 10 A.M., at the Child Advocacy Center, 5025 Garland Street 

October 23, 7 P.M., at College View Church, 4801 Prescott Avenue 

How does where we live, work and play affect our health? Join us to learn more about Place Matters 3.0, the third edition of CHE's popular community mapping project produced in partnership with the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department. 

See where health factors have improved in our community and where we still face challenges. See new maps for health insurance coverage and youth fitness along with updated maps for poverty, healthy food access, and more. 

All presentations will cover the same information. 

Register for any of the Place Matters 3.0 conversations here


Vaping - A New Public Health Threat 

November 19, 2019 2 P.M. at CHE 

The use of electronic cigarettes, or vaping, is in the news nearly every day. Join us for this event to learn more about what vaping looks like in Lincoln and hear a personal story about e-cigarette addiction. You'll also hear 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. 

Presented in partnership with the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department 

Registration is requested and available here


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

December 11, 2019 10:30 A.M. at CHE 

When Kim Russel retires from her position as President and CEO of Bryan Health in January 2020, she will have led Lincoln's largest health system for nearly 12 years. During her service, Russel and the Bryan Health team navigated the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and a new electronic health record system, and oversaw a number of expansion projects on both Bryan Health campuses. Russel has been active in local and state business and economic development issues and was named one of Lincoln's 30 most influential women by the Lincoln Journal Star. Russel has served on the CHE Board of Trustees since taking her position with Bryan Health and chaired the CHE Board from 2013 – 2015.

Join us for this conversation with Russel and Lori Seibel, President and CEO of the Community Health Endowment to hear more about Russel’s lessons learned, points to ponder, and aha! moments.

Held in partnership with Bryan Health

Registration is requested and 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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