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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, or by clicking on the title of this article, and the PowerPoint here, If you have questions about applying for a grant from CHE, contact us at (402) 436-5516 or email Marcia White,

Video of CHE's recent Community Conversation on Stop the Bleed, a technique to help bystanders act in a bleeding emergency, is available on YouTube,, on the City of Lincoln website,, and is airing on LNKTV Health. Check the LNKTV Health website for air times.

CHE's most recent grants will connect at-risk and high-need people in Lincoln to resources and services that help them live healthier lives. The CHE Board of Trustees approved nine grants totaling $319,080 in the first year and $586,372 over three years. Click the title of this article to download the full new release.

CHE's most recent grants will provide critically needed services in ways that are culturally sensitive and appropriate to better meet the needs of the people served. The CHE Board of Trustees approved grants totaling $534,279 in the first year and $1,273,308 over three years.

When CHE introduced the Place Matters Community Mapping Project in 2015, it changed the way we look at health in Lincoln. We’ve updated the maps and will reveal them at CHE’s 2017 Annual Meeting. We’ll also share three powerful stories of people creating health in their ‘place’ in Lincoln through innovation, investing in early childhood, and fighting childhood obesity. The meeting will take place on Wednesday, May 31, at 3 p.m. at the Bryan East Plaza Conference Center, 1600 S. 48th Street. Please register online:

For more information: or (402) 436-5516

The materials from CHE's Applicant Workshops held April 12 and 13 are available for download by clicking the title of this article. The materials focus on the Stage I application process. Additional training will be offered for applicants invited to submit Stage II applications. Stage I applications are due to CHE by noon on Friday, June 2, 2017, and must be submitted online.

CHE is now on Twitter! Follow us at @che_lincoln to keep up with CHE events, health-related news and our new #HealthyHumansofLincoln series.

Prevention and treatment of adverse childhood experiences and peer support for people experiencing mental illness or substance abuse received major investments in the latest round of Community Health Endowment (CHE) grants. Click on the title of this article to download a news release and learn more.

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