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Help us ensure everyone in Nebraska has the opportunity to live longer, healthier lives.

Nebraska

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

LCM

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.

Join 100 Ways In 100 Days

To celebrate our 100-year anniversary, we have a gift for you! Join our FREE, exclusive program to get an email each week for the next 100 days providing you with valuable health tips on eating better, moving more, and improving overall wellbeing.

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Events in Your Area

Columbus Go Red for Women

Location: Ramada by Wyndham Columbus Hotel & Conference Center

Date: Thursday, February 29, 2024 - 05:00 PM

Register

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.

Community

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.

Nebraska

Board Chair
Andy Dickmeyer
FNIC

Board President
Michaela Newman
Nebraska Medicine

Members

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
WoodmenLife

Carol Kirchner
University of Nebraska-Omaha

Laura O'Connor
FNBO 

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.