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Feb. 27 talk: Role of fathers in supporting healthy pregnancy, family

North Omaha residents are invited to hear a talk on Feb. 27 about the role of fathers in supporting healthy pregnancy and family.

North Omaha residents are invited to hear a talk on Feb. 27 about the role of fathers in supporting healthy pregnancy and family. The talk will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Omaha North High School, 4410 N. 36th St. and will feature Waldo Johnson Jr., Ph.D., associate professor at the School of Social Service Administration and immediate past director of the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture at the University of Chicago.

Attendees will enjoy food, share ideas and initiate action to help grow healthy families.

Dr. Johnson’s presentation is the third of four free Community Based Learning Forums organized as a part of The Connections Project, a research and outreach program housed in the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s School of Allied Health Professions. Forums are intended to help grow healthy families in north Omaha.   

The forums are one facet of the Connections Project, which is funded by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. In addition to the forums, the Connections Project also provides a pregnancy peer support program for African American women and trains community health advocacy leaders.

Dr. Johnson is a family research scholar whose research focuses on male roles and involvement in African American families, nonresident fathers in fragile families, and the physical and psychosocial health status of African American males.

For more information on the event, contact Fran Higgins at 402-559-6680 or visit http://connectionsproject.net.

For information on the project, contact Jack Turman, Jr., Ph.D., principal investigator and director of The Connections Project and  program director for physical therapy education in UNMC’s School of Allied Health Professions, at 402-559-3458.

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Vicky Cerino
UNMC Public Relations
(402) 559-5190
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