Through NALHD, local health departments work together to make The Good Life a healthy life, for all Nebraskans.
HOW WE USE YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS:
- $5 per month provides multilingual resources and training to help all Nebraskans make healthy choices and be safe in emergencies. ($60)
- $10 per month prepares civilian providers in your community to better understand and meet the needs of military and veteran families. ($120)
- $25 per month trains community members in Mental Health First Aid, helping communities better address behavioral health needs locally. ($300)
- $50 per month helps pay for programs that prevent and help folks manage their diabetes. ($600)
Every $1 in public health prevention program spending saves your community $5.60 in healthcare spending.
A STORY FROM OUR AGENCY:
When we think of “health,” a visit to the doctor comes to mind. But factors outside clinics or hospitals—in our homes, workplaces, schools, and communities—play bigger roles in our health. Many health problems can be avoided with cost-effective prevention programs. As the locally governed Chief Health Strategists in districts that cover from 1 to 11 counties, Nebraska’s local public health departments (LHDs) develop programs and policies that promote safety, health, and wellness across entire communities. They work to keep their whole communities healthy and well by preventing diseases and by addressing public health emergencies. Resources to support LHDs are unpredictable and scarce. On average only 35% (and as little as 4%) of LHD revenues come from reliable state and local tax dollars.
Through NALHD, member LHDs secure additional resources and amplify their effectiveness. Since 2012, NALHD members have secured over $2.5million in federal and private grants that are benefiting the 77 counties they serve. Through NALHD, members are providing military cultural competence training to over 500 rural providers, supporting veteran family-centered programs in rural communities, and helping LHD staff and partners hone their health communication skills with all community members, regardless of their English literacy.
An investment in public health system infrastructure, through NALHD, helps to prevent illness, reduce health care costs, and improve the quality of life for all Nebraskans.
CAMPAIGN CODE NUMBERS:
Campaign Code: 6835
(For campaigns at University of Nebraska-Lincoln, City of Lincoln, LES, LPS, Lancaster County, SCC and private companies.)
State of Nebraska: 708AK
800 S. 13th St. Suite 100
Lincoln, NE 68508