Health is more than healthcare. Addressing the well-being of children takes us outside the walls of the clinic and the hospital.
Community health issues like poverty, obesity, and injuries cannot be tackled alone. Successful prevention is a result of collaborative, working partnerships with families, community organizations, schools, policy makers, and people like you.
Why Community Health Matters
- 50% of Nebraska children live in or near poverty.
- At least 1 in 3 kids are overweight or obese.
- Injuries continue to be the leading cause of death for children.
Advocating For Children’s Health
Our efforts are categorized into the following groups:
Our goal is to create communities that are safe and healthy, and empower families to thrive.
Policy Advocacy & Government Affairs
Our team works hard to advocate for legislation that protects our patients and keeps healthcare affordable. Be part of the movement.
Patient & Family Advocacy
As a parent or caregiver, you are your child's best advocate. At Children's we value your voice and consider you a key part of your child's care team.
Center for the Child & Community
The mission of the Center is to empower and support the health, safety, and wellbeing of every child.