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Success Stories

Posted on December 22, 2014

Kids in crisis often don’t have access to the most basic resources. Youth Emergency Services — also known as YES — provides crucial support to homeless and at-risk youth at several locations around Omaha. Every month, YES serves more than 600 meals at its downtown drop-in center, where kids in need can get basic hygiene […]

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Posted on May 30, 2013

The Omaha Housing Authority (OHA) not only to help its employees make the healthy choice the easy choice at work, but for its residents to make the healthy choice at home as well. Healthy food and beverage options are an easy choice available for OHA employees. Water is available at all times and there are […]

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Posted on May 30, 2013

In collaboration with Live Well Omaha: Douglas County Putting Prevention to Work, school principal Eric Nelson embraces every opportunity to help facilitate a culture shift for students and staff at Fontenelle Elementary School. As a Partners for a Healthy City — and the first school to sign up — Nelson has made a commitment to […]

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Posted on May 30, 2013

Girls Inc., who recently joined Partners for a Healthy City, implemented an initiative to serve no sugar-sweetened beverages on any of their properties. “At first it was hard on staff, but we realize how much better it is for us,” said Carolyn Green, Director of Health Access for Girls Inc. “Now, we are used to […]

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Posted on May 6, 2013

Seldin Company and its employees held a “Save the Stairs” contest at their corporate office to promote health and wellness throughout the company. The contest was a friendly competition between two teams led by company executives to decorate the stairwells at the Seldin corporate office. Each team was assigned a stairwell and asked to come […]

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Posted on May 1, 2012

Traditions run deep in the Latino culture. From music to recipes to family, they’re the things that bring people together and create a sense of community. It’s some of those same traditions that can benefit from healthy changes, says Carolina Padilla, executive director of the Intercultural Senior Center in south Omaha. In 2008, she founded […]

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Posted on September 13, 2011

From pop to Spanish hip-hop, from salsa to merengue, you can hear the music pumping. Twice a week, there’s always a group moving to the beat in Katia Torosian’s Zumba class at One World Community Health Center. Patients, community members and staff all are welcome take part in the sessions held at the Livestock Exchange […]

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Posted on August 5, 2011

No one should be denied the opportunity to enjoy healthy food because they can’t afford it. That’s the driving force behind the Table Grace Café, a new nonprofit eatery in downtown Omaha. “Our goal is to feed everybody who walks through the door, regardless of their ability to pay,” says co-owner and chef Matt Weber. […]

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Posted on August 3, 2011

Answering the question, “What’s for dinner tonight” has gotten a little easier for employees of four Omaha companies. On Wednesdays this summer, they only have to venture out to the parking lot to pick up some groceries. Best of all, their ingredients have been plucked fresh from a local garden.

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Posted on June 24, 2011

Four years ago, Brian Spencer had a wake-up moment. He was looking at photos from a family cruise when he saw that an unhealthy lifestyle had caught up with him. “They say the camera adds 10 pounds. There must have been eight cameras on me,” he jokes.

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Posted on May 4, 2011

Rev. Ralph B. Lassiter, Pastor, Mount Moriah Baptist Church, Omaha, Nebraska and Doris Lassiter, Health Ministry Director Prior to our partnership with the Douglas County Live Well Omaha Initiative, Mount Moriah partnered with Alegent Health to do on-site vascular screenings. Screening were not only conducted of members of Mount Moriah but members of other churches […]

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Posted on February 16, 2011

Live Well Omaha: Douglas County Putting Prevention to Work is having a positive impact on many areas of our community. One of the most exciting early wins for the movement is through the Safe Routes To School (SRTS) Program. Led by Julie Harris of Activate Omaha, SRTS works with schools to educate students about — […]

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