Help us ensure everyone in Nebraska has the opportunity to live longer, healthier lives.
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
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.
CPR Can Save Lives
Of the 350,000 cardiac arrests that happen outside the hospital every year, less than 12 percent of victims survive. We can change that. CPR can double or triple the chances of survival. Our Nebraska team is in the community conducting training sessions for companies and organizations, supplying local schools with CPR training and equipment, and helping to spread the message that it only takes two steps to save a life: Call 911. Push hard and fast.You can turn you hands into wings of life
Focus on Quality
When medical professionals apply the most up-to-date evidence-based treatment guidelines, patient outcomes improve. That's the simple truth behind the drive for continuous quality improvement. Our comprehensive suite of programs can help you advance farther and faster in the quest for ever-better care.Learn more about Get With The Guidelines
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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.
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Boston Omaha Asset Management
Dr. Jeffrey Delaney
Children’s Hospital & Medical Center
Union Pacific Railroad
University of Nebraska-Omaha
Physicians Mutual Insurance Company
Dr. Matthew Zimmerman
University of Nebraska Medical Center