Community Health Charities of Nebraska is a federation of America's premier health charities that have joined together to raise charitable contributions in the workplace. Employee donations are used to support these member charities and provide research, patient services and outreach in local communities. Employees designate the charity or charities where they want their donations to go, and that’s where they go.
By partnering with local employers, Community Health Charities of Nebraska connects employees to health and wellness information, volunteer opportunities and the ability to direct donations to the local health charities of their choice. We currently provide access to more than 19 leading charities, encompassing almost every well-known disease or disability and many lesser-known ones.
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Business and community leaders from across the state were named to our CHC-NE Boards of Directors at our Annual Meeting on Aug. 22.
Courtney Lierman served as our 2013-2014 West Central Campaign Chair after being diagnosed with Chronic Myloid Leukemia (CML) in October of 2012. It’s been nearly six years since she chaired the campaign, and in those six years, she graduated from high school and went on to complete her Bachelor’s Degree in Advertising and Public Relations at the University of Nebraska-Kearney in four years. Now, she is back in Grand Island working as a Program and State Fair Volunteer Coordinator for the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce. "The last six years have been anything but smooth, but I never once questioned putting my education or life on pause to let my disease take over," she said. "I still battle my Chronic Myelocytic Leukemia day in and day out, but I have learned to take it in stride."
Earlier this year, five of our member charities received the 2018 grants from the Curt Gordon Memorial CHC-NE Foundation. These funds were awarded above and beyond the quarterly distributions that these charities are receiving from CHC-NE, which are provided by donors through the annual statewide campaign. Autism Action Partnership received funding to support it’s “Be Safe” Interactive Movie Screening.
Earlier this year, five of our member charities received the 2018 grants from the Curt Gordon Memorial CHC-NE Foundation. These funds were awarded above and beyond the quarterly distributions that these charities are receiving from CHC-NE, which are provided by donors through the annual statewide campaign. Brain Injury Alliance of Nebraska’s received funding for it’s “Unmasking Brain Injury” project, which combines art, therapy and advocacy and gives individuals with brain injury the opportunity to share their story through the creation of a mask.
Earlier this year, five of our member charities received the 2018 grants from the Curt Gordon Memorial CHC-NE Foundation. These funds were awarded above and beyond the quarterly distributions that these charities are receiving from CHC-NE, which are provided by donors through the annual statewide campaign. Muscular Dystrophy Association of Nebraska received funding for its summer camp, which took place from June 10 to June 15 in Fremont.
Community Health Charities of Nebraska (CHC-NE) has announced the 2018-2019 CHC-NE Campaign Chairs for the West Central Nebraska region. Stacy and Brian Sybrandts, Grand Island, will lead efforts to achieve this year’s regional goal of raising $175,000 for 22 health charities through the donor-focused nonprofit organization, said Kari Hooker-Leep, CHC-NE Regional Director.
Two new Fremont-area advocates have joined the Community Health Charities of Nebraska (CHC-NE) State Leadership Council: Tom Reilly, Midlands University and Chairman of the Great Plains Athletic Conference AT Committee, and Peggy Kennedy, retired from Fremont Health and Advocacy Chair for Arthritis Foundation.
Through heightened awareness, early detection through screening, improved treatment methods and increased access to breast health services, people have a greater chance of surviving breast cancer than ever before, according to Susan G. Komen Great Plains. In fact, better detection through screenings and better treatment options have reduced the mortality from breast cancer in the United States 39 percent from 1989 through 2015, said Karen Daneu, Chief Executive Officer, Komen Great Plains.
Nebraska AIDS Project (NAP) offers free HIV testing at its offices in Lincoln, Omaha and Kearney; in its Scottsbluff and Norfolk offices, testing is referred out to hospitals. Chlamydia and gonorrhea testing is also available as a $10 service. “Testing is super important because not everybody thinks about HIV as a thing anymore. In Omaha, there are high chlamydia and gonorrhea rates. Lancaster County is experiencing a very, very high chlamydia rate, especially with those who are under 24,” said Lacie Tewes, Prevention & Support Services Supervisor, Nebraska AIDS Project.
For agencies such as the Alzheimer’s Association Nebraska Chapter, advocacy is especially important, as Alzheimer's is one of the most underfunded chronic health conditions, said Sharon Stephens, Executive Director for the Alzheimer’s Association Nebraska Chapter. “While there has been significant growth in funding for Alzheimer's disease research, we are still behind.”
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Community Health Charities of Nebraska's partnership with the United Way of the Midlands combines our strengths and contacts to present one unified campaign. This includes Douglas and Sarpy counties in Nebraska, Pottawattamie County in Iowa.
Community Health Charities of Nebraska and the 19 member health charities we represent participate as full campaign partners in the United Way/CHC Campaign in workplaces throughout Lincoln and Lancaster County. The United Way Impact Fund benefits a combined 61 agencies.
Community Health Charities of Nebraska continues to grow in designations, visibility and credibility in Greater Nebraska. We are here to offer employees the choice to give to health causes that are most important to them, as health affects us all.