Latest News

NALHD to receive $2,000,000 Rural Veterans Coordination Pilot grant.

September 8, 2014


Nebraska’s Local Health Departments were acknowledged last week for their unique position as community conveners as well as for the expertise they bring to communities across our state.  The Veterans Administration announced that the Nebraska Association of Local Health Directors (NALHD) will receive $2,000,000 for a 2-year project.  NALHD’s project is one of only 5 pilots funded nationally.  These funds will provide resources to Local Health Departments to assure that Veterans returning to their homes in rural Nebraska can access the support they need to successfully reintegrate into their families and communities.  Rural Veterans have an array of unique needs, many tied to challenges in accessing VA services.  NALHD believes that many of these issues could be improved with investments in existing rural community systems that serve Veterans and their families. 

Click here to read more about this project.

Click here to learn more about the VA's Rural Veterans Coordination Pilot.

VA Coverage Map
NALHD member districts shaded dark blue represent the 71 of Nebraska’s 93 counties that are expected to participate in NALHD's VA-funded project. NALHD member districts shaded light blue are not rural and not eligible for these funds.

NALHD's Health Literacy Efforts featured in IOM Report

September 10, 2014

NALHD’s Outreach Partnership to Improve Health Literacy (OPIHL) is featured in a new report released by the Institute of Medicine, titled Implications of Health Literacy for Public Health – Workshop Summary.  OPIHL provides health literacy training, resources, and technical assistance to local health departments and their partners, statewide. Click here for more information.

NALHD is committed to helping Local Health Departments and their partners find the data and resources they need to keep Nebraskan's healthy.

Visit NALHD's Network of Care website to find out about...

  • the health of your local health district or county, 
  • proven ideas for improving health, 
  • local, state, and federal laws that affect health, and 
  • national health news. 
Register here for our 
FREE Collabinars opportunities to practice your health literacy writing skills.

Materials from the 2014 Minority Health Conference are now available. (Click here!)

Nebraska's Office of Health Disparities and Health Equity partnered with NALHD to put on their 2014 Minority Health Conference. The conference highlighted state and national expertise and resources on topics such as, Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS), Health Disparities, and Health Literacy.