Aug
28
2017

UNMC College of Public Health’s Refugee Health Needs Assessment

The refugee population in Nebraska has been growing rapidly. Since 2000, over 6,000 refugees have resettled in Nebraska. Refugees resettling to Nebraska undeniably have different health needs compared to native Nebraska residents. Capturing those differences is the start to catering local health care to refugees. A health needs assessment of refugees in Omaha was conducted by UNMC College of Public Health from late 2015 to early 2016 to assess their perceived needs, barriers, and preferences regarding health care, in order to address them justly. The refugee population in Omaha has… Read More

Aug
17
2017

School Based Health Center Back to School Activites

For most of Omaha Public Schools, August 17 marked the end of summer vacation and the beginning of the 2017-2018 School Year. School Based Health Centers were present at outreach events for students in preparation for back to school. The Charles Drew Health Center SBHC participated in Kellom Elementary’s “Safe Walk to School” night and the “Back to School Bash” hosted at Benson Park on August 13. OneWorld Community Health Centers hosted a “Back to School Bash” on Friday August 11. The School Based Health Centers are available to all… Read More

Aug
08
2017

Mobile Vision Van Coming Soon!

August is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month. According to the Nebraska Foundation for Children’s Vision, it has been estimated that as much as 80% of the learning a child does occurs through his or her eyes. When vision is not functioning properly, education and participation in sports or other school activities can suffer. When certain visual skills have not developed, or are poorly developed, learning is difficult and stressful. Children will typically avoid reading and other near work as much as possible, as they may experience discomfort, fatigue, and… Read More

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