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Grants awarded recently by the Community Health Endowment (CHE) will help fight childhood obesity, improve access to dental care, and expand our community’s capacity to care for victims of child abuse and neglect and people with mental illness. The CHE Board of Trustees approved grants totaling $549,406 for year one and $1,025,261 over three years. All grants listed begin on July 1, 2018. Click on the title of the article to download a list of grants.

Nearly 10,000 Lincoln children live in poverty. A 2016 Nebraska legislature report on intergenerational poverty said, “The simple fact is if you want to make tomorrow better for children, you have to make today better for parents and children.” This Community Conversation featured Janae Bradford, MBA, PMP, Assistant Director of Family Advancement, CAP Tulsa. In 2009, CAP Tulsa started building workforce development for parents into their early childhood education programs with impressive results for families.

Former State Senator Kathy Campbell, who co-chaired the Nebraska Legislature's Intergenerational Poverty Task Force in 2015-2016, and Bryan Seck, MPA, Employment Skills Developer for Prosper Lincoln, joined Ms. Bradford for a panel discussion following her presentation. Video of the conversation and materials from the presentations is available by clicking on the title of this article.

The Applicant Information handout and PowerPoint presentation from CHE's Applicant Workshops held on April 10 and 11 are now available for download. Find the handout here, bit.ly/2K1oULN or by clicking on the title of this article, and the PowerPoint here, bit.ly/2qHINPg. If you have questions about applying for a grant from CHE, contact us at (402) 436-5516 or email Marcia White, marcia.white@chelincoln.org.

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