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Community Alliance

Blood Pressure

Accurate blood pressure measurement is critical for timely diagnosis and treatment of individuals with high blood pressure.  That’s why we are working directly with clinics like Community Alliance to support them with the tools and resources they need to provide accurate blood pressure measurement for their patients.

Latino Center of the Midlands


Both knowing, and controlling, blood pressure is critical for optimal heart health.   However, not everyone has equal access to blood pressure devices.  With funding and support from the American Heart Association, the Latino Center of the Midlands is increasing access to healthcare through their blood pressure “screen, educate, and refer” hub.

Nebraska Medicaid to be extended for moms

Nebraska Medicaid postpartum coverage

Governor Jim Pillen announced the extension of Nebraska Medicaid postpartum coverage from 60 days to 12 months beginning January 1, 2024. This announcement comes as Nebraska continues to strengthen its commitment to the health and well-being of mothers and children across the state.


In the past 100 years, the American Heart Association and its community of supporters have accomplished an astonishing amount in the fight against heart disease and stroke. However, our journey is far from over. As we enter our second century of work together, we’re more dedicated than ever to finding and funding the next big scientific breakthrough in cardiovascular research.
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Events in Your Area

Lincoln Heart Walk

Location: Antelope Park

Date: Saturday, August 24, 2024 - 09:00 AM


In Your Community

The American Heart Association is committed to driving equitable health impact in Nebraska through five key priority areas: women, readiness, tobacco and vaping, patients, and healthy living. Equity is always at the center of our work, and it will continue to guide all that we do.

Through our focus on these key impact areas, and with collaboration among local organizations, sponsors, businesses, and others that serve the community, we are working to improve the health and well-being of Nebraska citizens while saving and improving countless lives.

Throughout the state of Nebraska, we’ve seen our community impact work grow, including efforts around creating avenues for greater access to care, expanding healthy food access and education, building a network of first responders through CPR kits in schools, supporting blood pressure screenings and education, and educating on the dangers of tobacco and vaping.

People are counting on us as never before. We at the American Heart Association, along with our supporters, will drive change, and we will be relentless. Thank you for your continued support.


For more than 40 years, Advocacy has had a mission-critical role in the American Heart Association's work. Our legislative and regulatory priorities help to mitigate risk factors and protect survivors in communities across the country. We support the enactment of evidence-based public policies that lead to longer, healthier lives.

Public policy advocacy is an essential strategy used by the Association to affect necessary and sustainable policy, system and environmental changes that help Nebraska citizens build healthier lives free of cardiovascular disease and stroke.

Our efforts in Nebraska and its communities are focused on the following policy areas: Tobacco and Vaping, Access to Care, Medicaid Expansion, and Hypertension Prevention and Control.


Board Chair
Andy Dickmeyer

Board President
Michaela Newman
Nebraska Medicine


Sara Bills
University of Nebraska Medical Center

Mark Burgers
Boston Omaha Asset Management

Dr. Jeffrey Delaney
Children’s Hospital & Medical Center

Eric Gehringer
Union Pacific Railroad

Lee Janecek

Carol Kirchner
University of Nebraska-Omaha

Laura O'Connor

Josh Weiss
DSMi Software

Dave Woods
Physicians Mutual Insurance Company

Dr. Matthew Zimmerman
University of Nebraska Medical Center

Contact Us

Omaha, Nebraska

By Appointment Only:
9900 Nicholas St., Ste 200
Omaha, NE 68114

Phone: (402) 810-6870

Lincoln, Nebraska

Mail to Omaha office

Phone: (402) 875-7382

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Heart and Stroke News

Find science-based stories about heart and brain health and inspiring survivor profiles from American Heart Association News.