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March 31

March 31, 2016
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
CONTACT:
Nannette Rodriguez
Associate vice president, Office of Marketing, Brand and Communication
Derek Rayment
Public + Media Relations Manager
531-MCC-2876
darayment@mccneb.edu
mccneb.edu

MCC, UNMC to host event discussing health equity in the Latino community

 
OMAHA, Neb. — Metropolitan Community College, in conjunction with the University of Nebraska Medical Center, will host “Dialogue on Heath Disparities: Issues and Challenges in Achieving Health Equity in the Latino Community” on Wednesday, April 6, 5–7 p.m. inside room 120 of the Industrial Training Center at MCC’s South Omaha Campus, 27th and Q streets.
 
The presentation and discussion will focus on the increased U.S. interest regarding Hispanic/Latino health and social issues and will stress the health disparities as well as develop an agenda for action to address the social and health equity. Presenter Aida L. Maisonet Giachello, Ph.D., professor at the Department of Preventative Medicine at Northwestern University, will present at the April 6 event. Giachello was named by Time Magazine as one of the 25 Most Influential Hispanics in America and she is the 2014 recipient of the Health Equity Champion Award by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
 
The presentation is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by MCC, UNMC’s College of Public Health, the Department of Health Promotion, Social & Behavioral Health, and COPH Latino Public Health Advisory Committee.

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Metropolitan Community College, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, is a comprehensive, public community college that offers affordable, quality education to all residents of Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy and Washington counties. Founded in 1974, MCC has the largest enrollment out of six community colleges in Nebraska and is the second largest postsecondary institution in the state. MCC serves more than 40,000 unique credit and noncredit students.