2018 Pediatric Community Health Needs Assessment Underway Soon!

The 2018 marks the third Pediatric Child Health Needs Assessment for our community, with previous iterations conducted in 2012 and 2015. A steering committee comprised of leaders from partner institutions is rethinking our community’s measure of childhood health and well-being, and the resulting tool is far more comprehensive and factors in where a child lives, learns and plays. The 2018 PCHNA aligns to the Institutes of Medicine’s Conceptual Framework for Child Health and contains “traditional” health domains such as current health status and biological influence but is also inclusive of… Read More


20th Annual Black Family Health and Wellness Association, Inc. Health Fair

On Saturday, March 24, 2018, the Black Family Health and Wellness Association (BFHWA) hosted the 20th annual Black Family Health and Wellness Association community health fair. In 1998, a group of agencies and community members came together to organize a health fair to address health concerns and present on cancer awareness. During the first health fair in January of 1999, over 300 individuals were in attendance. Screenings were offered to attendees at no charge, and lunch was provided while a resident spoke on cancer risk and current cancer numbers in… Read More


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

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