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NMC and Community Partners Raise Lead Poisoning Awareness

Posted on Thu, Oct 27, 2016

We previously covered the incredible lead testing efforts being undertaken by Nebraska Methodist College and its students. That work continued this week in a big way.

This past Monday, NMC partnered with an array of organizations throughout the community to bring lead poisoning awareness to the forefront of conversation in Omaha and, hopefully, throughout the country as a whole.

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Topics: community outreach, Center for Health Partnerships, community wellness

NMC Lead Testing Initiative Fills Important Void In Omaha

Posted on Tue, Apr 26, 2016

The Center for Health Partnerships (CfHP) branch of Nebraska Methodist College is always on the lookout for ways to improve the health status of members of the community.

Recently, the CfHP developed a program that aims to fill a crucial gap in healthcare access and education in a large portion of the Omaha metro area. Lead poisoning continues to threaten children and families in their own backyards, but for years, there hasn’t been an organization that has gone out into the community to offer testing services to kids in need.

That all changed over the past couple months. We’re proud to announce that, through a partnership with the Douglas County Health Department, Nebraska Methodist College will now operate eastern Nebraska’s only mobile lead testing unit.

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Topics: community outreach, Center for Health Partnerships, community wellness

Omaha Immersion Trip Teaches Sustainability to Students

Posted on Wed, Mar 30, 2016

Recently, we shared word of Nebraska Methodist College students traveling to Laredo, Texas to help out Habitat for Humanity and make a difference to the people of that community.

But the students of NMC also do plenty of good work right here. Our Immersion experiences are dedicated to showing future healthcare workers how they can make a difference anywhere, and sometimes that means doing things a little closer to home.

A class of students actually just finished up their own Immersion trip in Omaha. And while they didn't board a plane to do so, their work still showcases the kind of dedication that our students bring to their professions no matter the locale.

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Topics: community outreach, service learning, community wellness