Help us ensure everyone in Nebraska has the opportunity to live longer, healthier lives.
Healthy for Good
Living healthy and free of disease makes a critical difference in quality of life. That’s why we’re working to raise awareness about the vital effect lifestyle has on health and helping communities form healthy habits.
Nebraska Share Your Story
Sharing your personal connection to heart disease or stroke can impact so many others.
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In America, 116.4 million adults have high blood pressure - and too many have no idea. Left undiagnosed, the condition can lead to heart attack or stroke. Help stop the “Silent Killer” by getting checked and making a generous gift to help a loved one in need.
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COVID-19 Community Conversation
The Omaha American Heart Association hosted two COVID-19 Community Conversations, one in English and one in Spanish, to help people understand the impact of COVID-19 on heart disease and stroke patients and survivors, including what they can do to protect themselves during the pandemic. Discussion included what to expect if you go to a hospital, the importance of calling 911 when experiencing signs of a heart attack or stroke, the American Heart Association’s response to COVID-19 and how to safely reintegrate back into the community.
CPR & First Aid Training
Emergencies leave us feeling helpless, but they don’t have to. Take two minutes to learn Hands-Only CPR™ now. 70 percent of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests happen in homes. When a person has a cardiac arrest, immediate CPR can double or triple their chance of survival. Prepare to save a life, find a CPR course near you today.
Nebraska Mission: Lifeline®
Nebraska Mission: Lifeline Stroke’s innovative regional collaboration will work to ensure compatibility, consistent training and uniform protocols for both transporting and treating stroke patients across the state.
American Heart Association partners to offer salads to food insecure families
Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, food insecurity is rising across the country and children are at risk of going hungry. The American Heart Association collaborated with Whispering Roots and Coolgreens – Blackstone to donate more than 600 salads to food insecure families across Omaha.
E-cigarette Use No Longer Allowed Indoors
There is a vaping epidemic in this country, especially among teens. Every day, over 3,500 youths start vaping. In 2018 alone, the number of high school students who vape nearly doubled. The American Heart Association is celebrating the victory announcement in November. As of Nov. 14, the expanded Nebraska Clean Indoor Air Act goes into effect prohibiting the use of electronic cigarettes in every enclosed indoor workplace with very few exceptions.
Gov. Ricketts Announces Reinstatement of Additional SNAP Funds
For more than 50 years, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP – formerly Food Stamps) has been vital in addressing food insecurity and nutrition in the United States. SNAP, was temporarily expanded during the COVID-19 pandemic to help low-income Americans who took a financial hit due to the coronavirus and subsequent business closures and layoffs.
Policy has the power to protect our health, improve communities and drive lasting change. The American Heart Association empowers citizens to take informed action on local and state policies because we can all benefit from things like smoke free laws and complete streets.