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NALHD fosters collaboration to help Nebraska's public health system develop and grow. We cultivate statewide relationships that benefit local health departments in Nebraska and contribute to the advancement of the entire governmental public health system. Key partners in this work include the Division of Public Health at Nebraska DHHS and the University of Nebraska Medical Center's (UNMC) College of Public Health.

These same partners make up the core of Nebraska’s 21st Century (21C) Learning Community. 21C is a group of states focused on intentional state-wide public health system transformation and modernization. Nebraska was selected to join this work in 2022. Learn more about the 21C Learning Community.

Charity Menefee, Public Health Director of Operations at Nebraska DHHS and NALHD Executive Director, Susan Bockrath pose with the online Nebraska team during the 21C cohort kickoff meeting in June 2022.

The 2023 theme is On the Road to Public Health Modernization.  Click here to learn more and register.