Nebraska is home to more than 133,000 Veterans, and their families. They live, work, and contribute to the quality of life in every county.
Many Veterans and their families are isolated from resources, services, and each other.
Veterans often experience broken relationships, housing & financial insecurity, and are at higher risk for several negative health outcomes -- most alarmingly, suicide. Learn more.
Data from the 2016 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) show that, when compared to other groups, Nebraska's Veteran spouses and partners report having more poor mental health days and are more likely to have been told that they have depression.
How Local Health Departments Help Veterans & Families
NALHD’s nationally recognized VetSET education programs are proven to build the military cultural competence that help whole communities support Veterans and their families.
Military 101: A quick overview on Veteran experiences and culture. This 1 to 2 hour training includes a look at local services and resources and guidance on how to partner to broaden the base of support for Veterans and their families.
No Wrong Door: A day-long deeper dive into military culture and life. Participants learn about military experiences and how they influence emotions and behaviors; hear from Veterans, their families and experts in the field; and connect with others who interact with Veterans, service members or their families. This highly-rated training includes up-to 7 Nursing Contact Hours.
Lunch & Learn: A briefing followed by a professionally facilitated discussion designed around the hosting organizations’ priorities. Topics may include Homeless Veterans; Veterans in Higher Education; Family Experience; Veteran Employment; Suicide Awareness; Translating Veteran Speak, etc.