Nebraska

Nebraska Department of Education

The Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) is currently a legacy site.  WISE funded efforts supported a long history of providing technical assistance, training and resources to school districts statewide who seek assistance in implementing sexual health education initiatives that prevent or reduce the risk of pregnancy, HIV, and other STIs.  NDE continues to assist schools in assessing school health policies (i.e., dating violence, HIV, bullying, sexual harassment, etc.), updating/revising existing policies and creating additional health policies related to sexual health education as well as establishing safe and supportive school environments for all youth.  

Women's Fund of Omaha

The Women's Fund of Omaha joined WISE to focus specifically on efforts in Douglas County as part of their Adolescent Health Project. The Adolescent Health Project is a multi-pronged community-wide effort to increase sexual health knowledge among youth and to improve sexual health outcomes in Douglas County.  It includes advocating and supporting the implementation of sex education in all middle and high schools using the WISE method, building capacity for STD testing and treatment among clinical providers, launching a media campaign to increase awareness, promote safe sex practices and promote STD testing and increasing access to long-acting reversible contraception.