University of Nebraska Medical Center

Public Health Justice Track

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COVID-19 has underscored the need for advancing health justice. As educators, we need to prepare our trainees to understand the dynamics of the patient population they will be serving and use their voice and expertise in community-scale efforts to advance health justice for all.

Metropolitan Omaha needs pediatric providers who are up to that task. We, therefore, need to enhance the educational and leverage the clinical opportunities we have.

Program Goals 

To provide educational and clinical opportunities that will prepare graduates of the pediatric and med/peds residency program to:

  • Be primary care providers well versed in the care and needs of underserved pediatric populations with higher exposure to adverse social determinants of health.
  • Participate in public health justice work in their communities through research, advocacy and/or practice.


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