OMAHA HEALTHY KIDS ALLIANCE

Rating: 5 stars   5 reviews

Issues: Environment

Location: 5006 Underwood ave Omaha NE 68132 USA

Mission: to promote lead-safe and healthy homes for children and families in Omaha.
Target demographics: children
Direct beneficiaries per year: 300 homes of children
Geographic areas served: Omaha
Programs: our safe and healthy homes assessment and assistance program
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EIN 20-5085175
402 934 9700
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Rating: 5 stars  

The Omaha Healthy Kids Alliance came out of an intense collaboration among many organizations active in childhood lead poisoning prevention. Since 2005, OHKA with its community partners has completed a community strategic planning process; established a community lead information hotline; created and implemented a social marketing campaign that included a television commercial conveying positive messages in both English and Spanish; sponsored a nationally recognized speaker to train Omaha medical providers; provided information about lead paint safety to painters and contractors and more; and organized the first healthy homes conference in Omaha. OHKA has secured new resources from EPA , US Conference of Mayors, AmeriCorps, ClearCorps, HUD and local donations and discounts for services and materials to create the Get the Lead Out program to assist property owners to make homes lead-safe.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

expanding resources for childhood lead poisoning prevention and healthy homes education.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

say keep on growing and keep up the great work!

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Rating: 5 stars  

OHKA (Omaha Healthy Kids Alliance) is a non profit organization created to provide leadership to reduce lead poisoning in children in the Omaha NE metro area. The organization has been a key partner in creating and leading a coaliation to education families in methods to eliminate lead risks for their children. The University of Nebraska - Lincoln Extension has collaborated with OHKA in these efforts. As an educator with UNL, I have found the OHKA staff to be excellent partners.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

multiple areas. They have provided solid leadership in the community.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

None.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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