Diane Lowe, BA, MAM

Diane Lowe is a Health Program Manager for the Office of Health Disparities & Health Equity within the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. She holds a BA in business and an MA in arts management. Ms. Lowe currently is pursuing a Doctorate in Health Administration at the University of Phoenix. She was responsible for researching, writing, and formatting the “People are People are People: Increasing Your CQ” curriculum. Ms. Lowe has worked extensively on medical translation and interpretation issues, health, and other areas related to integration of new Americans, as well as on implementation of culturally and linguistically appropriate services (CLAS) standards. She is responsible for administration and project officer activities of the Minority Health Initiative grants, which are distributed to communities across Nebraska every two years. She also oversees the State Partnership Grant to Improve Minority Health from the HHS Office of Minority Health, which focuses on diabetes rates among Native American populations. Ms. Lowe has presented on cultural intelligence, social determinants of health (SDoH), and health disparities for audiences across the state. She is a successful grant writer, co-writing a chapter in the academic textbook, Cultural Proficiency in Addressing Health Disparities, and successfully writing and implementing Nebraska’s Rural Pandemic Influenza grant for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).