Feb
01
2018

National Children’s Dental Health Month

National Children's Dental Health Month is observed every year in February.

   
Each year, local observances of the month often include poster displays, coloring and essay contests, health fairs, free dental screenings, museum exhibits, classroom presentations and dental office tours.


UNMC College of Dentistry, a service provider partner in the Child Oral Health Collaborative, hosted its annual Children’s Dental Day on Friday, February 2. Over 130 children from seven Nebraska communities received $114,000 in dental services at the dental college in Lincoln. Volunteers,… Read More

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