Monday, November 5 • 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The Venue at Highlander, Omaha, Nebraska
The Changemaker Summit is the region’s largest multi-sector health conference, which gathers more than 170 leaders from across Douglas, Sarpy, Cass and Pottawattamie Counties to celebrate the milestones of our collective work and advance future work while learning from local, regional and national experts. Together, we will achieve a community where every resident has equitable opportunity to live well.

Keynote Speaker:
Natalie S. Burke

The Summit features national keynote speaker Natalie S. Burke, President and CEO of CommonHealth ACTION. Natalie provides executive leadership for CommonHealth ACTION whose mission is to develop people and organizations to produce health through equitable policies, programs, and practices. Natalie is also the co-Director of the Culture of Health Leaders National Program Center, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; she directs the Kaiser Permanente Institute for Equitable Leadership in Baltimore; she is a member of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s Equity Advisory Group; and she is a member of the NationSwell Council.

Committed to the health and well-being of all people, Natalie views health as the product of complex interactions amongst systems and factors such as education, employment, environmental conditions, access to technology, housing, transportation, and healthcare. Throughout her career, she has sought to understand the root causes of ill-health including the delicate balance amongst genetics, personal health behaviors, and the systems and institutions that provide the contexts within which we live our lives and make our decisions.  That understanding guides her work with corporate, academic, elected, and community leaders whose decisions produce health. For the past decade through curriculum development, education, and publications, she has focused on the roles that systemic privilege and oppression play in the production of the public’s health, particularly health inequities—this includes serving as the primary architect for CommonHealth ACTION’s nationally-recognized Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Training Institute.

Natalie S. Burke

President and CEO of CommonHealth ACTION

Exclusive Release: 2018 Community Health Needs Assessment

This year’s Summit will feature the release of the 2018 Community Health Needs Assessment survey Data – a survey that is conducted with more than 3,000 residents from Douglas, Sarpy, Cass, and Pottawattamie Counties. This is the first Summit that will share health data from the region and will be inclusive of the Community Health Needs Assessment survey conducted among parents on behalf of children and adolescents. Attendees will have the opportunity to give input on the priorities of future community health implementation planning.

Event Co-Chairs

Freddie J. Gray
Independent Community Impact Contractor
Chris Rodgers
Douglas County Health Commissioner, Policy Health Advisor Creighton University

Tracy Cassidy
OPS School Board, Subdistrict 9



8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Registration + Breakfast + Networking

9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Keynote: Producing Health in an Age of Chaos, Privilege, and Bravery
Natalie S. Burke, CEO, CommonHealth ACTION

11:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Advancing Health Priorities
CHIP Process + Child Health Updates

12:45 – 1:30 p.m.
Lunch + Networking

1:30 – 2:45 p.m.
Regional Release of the 2018 Community Health Needs Assessment Survey

2:45 – 4:30 p.m.
Action Making Workshop

4:30 – 5:00 pm
Conclusion + Next Steps in the Process

Pricing &  Registration

Your ticket to the 2018 Changemaker Summit includes breakfast, lunch and incredible day full of Changemaker content.

Thank you to our Sponsors






Join us as a Sponsor for the 2018 Changemaker Summit! Your sponsorship makes this event possible and equips Summit attendees from across the region to do their best work by advancing their shared understanding of our community’s health needs and the opportunities for the work ahead.  

To discuss or sign up for sponsorship opportunities, please contact Sheena Helgenberger at 402-915-1434 or

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