Community Conversations: 2018

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 fifth series of Community Conversations took place in the spring of 2018.

Solving Poverty: The 2Gen Approach

May 9, 2018

Nearly 10,000 Lincoln children live in poverty. A 2016 Nebraska legislature report on intergenerational poverty said, “The simple fact is if you want to make tomorrow better for children, you have to make today better for parents and children.” This Community Conversation featured Janae Bradford, MBA, PMP, Assistant Director of Family Advancement, CAP Tulsa. In 2009, CAP Tulsa started building workforce development for parents into their early childhood education programs with impressive results for families. 

Former State Senator Kathy Campbell, who co-chaired the Nebraska Legislature's Intergenerational Poverty Task Force in 2015-2016, and Bryan Seck, MPA, Employment Skills Developer for Prosper Lincoln, joined Ms. Bradford for a panel discussion following her presentation.

Video of this event is available here. The documents Ms. Bradford shared during her visit are available for download: PowerPoint presentation, CAP Tulsa Three-Year Strategic Plan, and Career Advance Impact Analysis

Stop the Bleed

April 5, 2018

A person who is bleeding can die from blood loss within five minutes. No matter how fast first responders get there, bystanders will always be first on the scene. Stop the Bleed is designed to train, equip, and empower bystanders to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives. 

Presented in partnership with Bryan Health, panelists included:

  • Kim Russel, President and CEO, Bryan Health (Moderator)
  • Heather Talbott, Trauma Program Manager, Bryan Health
  • Roger Bonin, Division Chief, Emergency Medical Services, Lincoln Fire and Rescue
  • Dale Johnson, local radio personality, who survived a motorcycle crash because someone was there to apply a tourniquet

Video of this program is available for online viewing here.

Beyond Baby Blues: Postpartum Depression

March 1, 2018

Many women experience the “baby blues” — feeling stressed, anxious, lonely, or weepy — following their baby’s birth. Some women, as many as one in seven, experience a more serious mood disorder — postpartum depression (PPD). PPD can make it hard for mothers to get through the day and affect their ability to take care of their babies and themselves. Parents whose families have been affected by PPD shared their stories and attendees learned about local initiatives to increase the assessment of postpartum mood disorders through regular screening, effective treatment, and follow up.

Presented in partnership with MilkWorks, panelists included:

  • Ann Seacrest, Executive Director, MilkWorks
  • Gena Foster, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, Wholehearted Healthcare
  • Khamisa Abdalla, Women's Program Manager; Asian Community and Cultural Center
  • Miriam Heider, mother of two
  • Mark Colburn, father of two

Video of this program is available for online viewing here.

Caring for an Aging Loved One

February 7, 2018

According to the Pew Research Center, nearly a quarter of adults ages 45 to 64 cares for an aging adult. Many are also raising children. This ‘sandwich generation’ of caregivers rises to meet countless challenges. As a loved one's needs increase, you can find yourself overextended physically, mentally, and even financially. You are not alone. Learn more about caring for an aging loved one – and yourself – and the support resources that are available during this Community Conversation.

Presented in partnership with Tabitha Health Care Services and Aging Partners, panelists included:

  • Christie Hinrichs, President and CEO of Tabitha, Inc.
  • Joyce Kubicek, Aging Program Coordinator, Aging Partners
  • Pat Borer, a caregiver who is navigating the elder care system

Video of this program is available for online viewing 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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