Feb
01
2018

School-Based Health Care Awareness Month

February is National School-Based Health Care Awareness Month. Building Healthy Futures currently supports three school-based health initiatives:  School-Based Health Centers, Oral Health Services, and our newest venture, comprehensive Vision Services. School-based health services are uniquely poised to positively impact the health and, ultimately, education trajectory for children. As the health care delivery system evolves in the United States, we foresee school-based delivery models growing in both urban and rural communities across Nebraska.

Since 2010, School-Based Health Centers (SBHC) have been serving students attending Omaha Public Schools, with Charles Drew… Read More

Jan
26
2018

Trauma-informed Care in the Refugee Population

Building Healthy Futures is excited to engage with partners from CHI Health and the Creighton School of Medicine to undertake a study that will teach us how trauma-informed care can improve refugee patients’ experiences with the health care system and improve patient engagement. We look forward to sharing more about this exciting initiative in the future!

Refugees comprise a significant and important segment of our community, with specific and unique health needs that warrant our full attention. Since 1975, the United States has admitted over 3 million refugees for… Read More

Dec
20
2017

Collaboration

Definition:  “The action of working with someone to produce or create something”

As we consider Building Healthy Futures’ Vision Initiative and the efforts of so many individuals and organizations who are helping to address the vision needs of Omaha’s underserved children, this definition of “collaboration” comes to mind. At the forefront of this effort are the members of Omaha’s Child Vision Collaborative, formed in early 2015, who lend their time, resources, and expertise to help define and identify vision needs and gaps.

What are we trying to create?

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