Oct
31
2017

North Omaha Cradle to Career Network: Education Summit and Celebration of Black Male Excellence

The North Omaha Cradle to Career Education (NOCCE) Network was established over ten years ago to provide a voice for African American students who were not achieving the same success that non-African American students were experiencing. The purpose of the NOCCE has been to provide suggestions and present successful “best practices” from other comparable school districts throughout the United States. To date, NOCCE has provided support to Omaha Public Schools focus schools in the North Omaha Village Zone that incorporate the REACH Model (Resources Employed Accordingly Creating Hope): Conestoga, Druid Hill, Franklin, Hale, Kellom, Kennedy, King Elementary, King Science… Read More

Oct
31
2017

Better Together: Immigrant and Refugee Retreat

On Saturday, October 28, UNMC College of Nursing was the sight host for Better Together, a planning retreat for immigrant and refugee community health in Nebraska. Attendees represented several health serving organizations, community organizations, and community leaders across the state. The retreat was telecast between Omaha and Kearney. The purpose of the event was threefold: 1) to create a vision for meeting the health and wellness needs of this population, 2) to collectively brainstorm blocks that exist structurally, institutionally, and personally for immigrant and refugee families in accessing health care and achieving wellness, and 3) to create the beginning… Read More

Oct
26
2017

Meeting the Vision Needs of Underserved Children

Building Healthy Futures staff members participated in the Public Health Association of Nebraska's annual conference during a Poster Presentation on September 21 in Lincoln. The poster presentation included barriers to receiving eye care services experienced by some children, partnerships formed by members of Omaha's Child Vision Collaborative, and goals identified to continue closing the gap in providing vision care services to children. Conference attendees were able to view the outcomes of Building Healthy Futures' Vision Initiative efforts of the Child Vision Collaborative over the past two and one-half years.

Currently, there are several components to the vision screening being administered with… Read More

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