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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. 

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

 Map of NALHD VA Project Coverage Dark blue areas indicate rural member counties. Light blue areas indicate participating member counties.

NALHD to receive $25,000 to help Nebraskans learn about the Affordable Care Act. 

October 10, 2014

Nebraska’s Local Health Departments were acknowledged last week for their unique position as trusted local resources for information about health and health care.  The Health Resources and Services Administration announced that the Nebraska Association of Local Health Directors (NALHD) will receive $25,000 for the upcoming ACA open enrollment.  Local Health Departments have been answering questions about the ACA as part of a broad range of valuable services they provide in Nebraska communities.  These funds will provide training and resources to Local Health Departments to help assure that Nebraskans can again this year access information and support related to the Affordable Care Act. 

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