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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Dec
15
2017

BHF Graduates

Building Healthy Futures is passionate about continuing education, and this month two of our staff members graduated from masters programs.

Our CEO, Jeanee Weiss, graduated from University of Nebraska at Omaha with her Executive MBA.

Our Director of School Based Health Center Programming, Renee Claborn, graduated from the University of Nebraska Medical Center with her Masters of Public Health.

Congratulations on your achievements!

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Dec
11
2017

Vision Screening Updates

This past fall semester, the Child Vision Collaborative (CVC) organized vision screenings at 13 Omaha Public Schools including: Bryan High, Bryan Middle, Central Park, Conestoga, Gateway, Indian Hill, Kellom, Kennedy, Lothrop, Skinner, Spring Lake, Wakonda, and the Teen Literacy Center. Our screening methods included a Plus Optix camera, stereopsis, and observations. Of the 6,622 students screened, a total of 2,792 students were referred for a full vision exam. Children’s Hospital & Medical Center’s Vision Mobile is expected to be completed and will begin seeing referred students in April 2018.

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