How does BHF support primary care delivery to underserved children?

Over the last decade, the sectors of education and health have begun to understand the connection between a child’s health and his/her educational outcomes. With the level of educational attainment as the strongest predictor of adult health status (Molla, 2004 & Crimmins, 2001), School Based Health Centers (SBHC) are an effective delivery model to improve access to primary care for underserved communities (Geierstanger, S.P., Amaral, G, Mansour, M. & Walters, S.R. (2004) and thereby able to address both physical and emotional health needs of students within their education environment. Building Healthy Futures provides ongoing support to advance health outcomes for our community’s children as a backbone organization.  By supporting operating agencies and partners in researching innovative practice models, working on policy issues at the local, state and federal level, and providing ongoing professional development specific to the challenges of school - based care, Building Healthy Futures assists in advancing the health equity for our underserved populations.

For questions about school based health center services please contact the service providers below.

Sarah Miller, APRN, CPNP
Director of Medical Services OWCHC &
Associate Medical Director School Based Health Centers
4920 South 30th St, Suite 103
Omaha, NE 68107
402-502-8938 (office)
smiller@oneworldomaha.org

Aja Anderson
School Health Services Operations Manager
Charles Drew Health Center, Inc.
2915 Grant Street
Omaha, NE 68111
Work: 402-810-9866
aja.anderson@charlesdrew.com