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Faculty & Staff Honors

Nebraska Nurse Receives White House's Champions of Change Honor

Mr. Ira Combs, is one of eight Champions of Change recently honored at a White House reception where he also participated in a panel discussion describing his work. Champions of Change help communities focus on prevention and public health by tackling childhood obesity, health disparities, and health care-acquired infections. They innovate ways to make America healthier based on wellness and prevention. Mr. Combs is the community liaison nurse coordinator in the Center for Reducing Health Disparities at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) College of Public Health. He serves as a liaison to the African-American community in Omaha, developing relationships and facilitating health care services aimed primarily at screening and interventions for minority and the underserved population.