Omaha, NE – An expert on global public health says the system has been "medicalized" over the past decade.
Laurie Garrett spoke recently as part of the E.N. Thompson forum on world issues. She's a Senior Fellow for Global Health at the Council on Foreign Relations. She says the focus of global public health used to be preventing disease.
Omaha, NE – Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle says the city stands to lose six million dollars once two bills passed by the Unicameral become law.
Lawmakers approved legislation eliminating state aid to cities, counties, and natural resource districts. Earlier this week, the Unicameral also gave final approval to a bill prohibiting Omaha from implementing a commuter wheel tax on non-residents.
Omaha, NE – A new report shows 16 percent of Nebraska families struggled last year to afford enough food.
Nebraska Appleseed released the report from the Food Research and Action Center earlier this week. In the Omaha metro area, nearly 19 percent of families reported not having enough money to buy food at least once in the past year.
Omaha, NE – More than a dozen people were honored Wednesday by the American Red Cross for their service to the community.
The Heartland Chapter of the American Red Cross honored public service and life-saving efforts during the annual Heroes in the Heartland event. Among this year's award recipients are Aura Whitney-Jackson, who was honored for a lifetime of service. Scott Anderson, the founder of At Ease, received the commitment to community award. At Ease provides services to military personnel and their families.