Jun
18
2017

School Based Health Alliance Conference

Being an avid baseball fan, there are very few activities that would have me leaving Omaha as the College World Series is beginning. But the SBHA Vision of "All children and adolescents are healthy and achieving at their fullest potential" has propelled several members of our OPS School Based Health Center team from both BHF and our two Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) partners to head to Long Beach ,CA to attend this year’s School-Based Health Alliance national conference.

This year’s theme is “Healthy, Resilient, and Ready to Learn.”… Read More

Jun
08
2017

Breaking the Cycle of Poverty – A Multigenerational Approach

On June 8, United Way hosted a symposium featuring keynote speaker Anne Mosle, Vice President and Executive Director of Ascend at the Aspen Institute. Their focus is to be the hub for breakthrough ideas and collaborations that move low-income children and their families towards educational success and economic security through what is called the multigenerational approach. We all want to see families thrive, but fragmented approaches that address the needs of children and their parents separately often leave either the child or the parent behind and dim the family’s chance… Read More

Jun
01
2017

Dental Care Coordination and the Healthy Smiles Program

School-age children with untreated tooth decay may have problems eating, speaking and sleeping, as well as lower academic achievement. Yet, sometimes families encounter barriers to accessing dental services. Dental care coordination helps connect children to a dental home, where tooth decay is treated and pain and infection eliminated. 

Dental care coordination is a component of Creighton University School of Dentistry’s Healthy Smiles school-based dental sealant program. When a child is identified with urgent tooth decay through the Healthy Smiles program, a dental care coordinator contacts the parent/guardian and assists… Read More

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