On February 1, Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services' State Health Improvement Plan (SHIP) launched its kick-off and planning meetings, a series of meetings to help improve Nebraska's public health system and specific health outcomes related to non-communicable diseases. Through the SHIP process, over the next three years, the state aims to address five priorities: obesity, depression and suicide, health equity, health system integration, and healthcare utilization and access. Stakeholders throughout the state will work together in an effort to create common agendas, align activities, and define shared measures as the state works to address the five priorities. … Read More
Building Healthy Futures is embarking on a new effort to create a meaningful, data-driven change in the health of our community's children; and in an effort to include stakeholders with knowledge and expertise to guide its work, the first Child Health Advisory was convened on Friday, February 10. Comprised of approximately 40 individuals representing local health organizations and hospitals, health departments, managed care organizations, insurance, nonprofits, P-16 education, and community members, the Child Health Advisory is striving to refine a data-driven, objective approach for identifying community priorities by utilizing the Pediatric Community Health Needs Assessment.
Since 2012, the… Read More
February is National Children's Dental Health Month, and our collaborative members have been busy helping students gain access to dental care.
UNMC College of Dentistry:
The UNMC College of Dentistry again hosted Children's Dental Day on Friday, February 3, in Lincoln. Over 150 children from Crete, Columbus, Hastings, Grand Island, Fremont, Omaha, and Lincoln came to the College of Dentistry to receive free dental care. For over 15 years, the College of Dentistry has held this outreach event on the first Friday of February to kick off National Children's Dental Health Month. Students and staff… Read More