Methodist in the Media

Local Organizations Join Forces to Address Mental Health in North Omaha

Published: Nov. 21, 2019

In what's billed as a first-of-its-kind partnership, four local health systems – including Methodist – have joined with Heartland Family Services and other organizations to help residents in north Omaha address behavioral health challenges in the community. 

Omaha is one of 18 cities across the country to receive funding this year through the BUILD Health Challenge, a national collaborative that works with communities to address what are known as the social determinants of health.

The collaborative awarded $250,000 over two-and-a-half years, which will be matched by equal contributions from the four health systems — CHI Health, Children's Hospital & Medical Center, Methodist Health System and Nebraska Medicine — to bring total funding to $500,000.

Omaha World-Herald: National award, $500,000 in funding to help address mental health in north Omaha

WOWT: North Omaha receives grant funding to address mental health