Jul
28
2017

School Based Health Alliance Conference Reflection

Written by Dr. Debra Tomek, Medical Advisor for Building Healthy Futures  

This year’s School Based Health Alliance annual convention held June 18-21 in Long Beach, CA exceeded my expectations again. With a theme of “Healthy, Resilient, & Ready to Learn,” my focus was to immerse myself in learning and networking with the best and the brightest in school based vision care across the nation. What I learned was that there is a whole body of research and incredible expertise within the discipline of optometry that can inform and shape… Read More

Jul
13
2017

Child Health Advisory Identifies Top Priorities to Improving Omaha Children’s Access to Health Care

Over the last six months, Building Healthy Futures convened our local leaders in healthcare in a data-driven process to identify the most pressing challenges that prevent Omaha’s children from accessing the health care they need. Dubbed the “Child Health Advisory,” this group – including community representatives from underserved regions of Omaha and local leaders in health systems, public health, and higher education – met in a series of half-day sessions to develop a locally driven framework for using community data to identify health priorities for our community’s children. The prioritization… Read More