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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Cory Frish’s eyes light up when he talks about Nebraska football. His home is decorated with Huskers décor, with a Huskers windmill out front, and he proudly wears a Huskers sweatshirt. He says that he is an easy person to buy gifts for because he enjoys most things that demonstrate this Huskers spirit. His loyalty to the Nebraska team means more to him than football. It’s about what it means to feel a part of the community rather than out there all alone.
According to a 2015 Harris poll, 90 percent of Americans cannot correctly define a concussion, and most did not know the symptoms of a concussion. “Statistics like that are putting our children at risk as they return to the field and the classroom,” said Dr. Kody Moffatt, pediatrician and sports medicine specialist, Children’s Hospital & Medical Center, Omaha.
To help educate people about concussion symptoms, the long-term effects of concussions and the resources available through Brain Injury Alliance of Nebraska, the organization started hosting “Concussion Discussions” across the state. We sat down with Cathy A. Wyatt, Community Outreach Director at Brain Injury Alliance of Nebraska, to learn more about these concussion discussions and how donor dollars to CHC-NE are used by Brain Injury Alliance of Nebraska.
The first day of a new school year is always an exciting time – returning friends, new teachers and back-to-school shopping! But along with the excitement, feelings of stress and apprehension also creep in. This is especially true for parents and caregivers of children living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) as they prepare for another school year.
Autism Action Partnership (AAP) hosts its “Circle of Friends” project in 25 schools across Nebraska. This program pairs students with autism with neurotypical children and, together, they plan activities and events to promote inclusiveness in their schools. Here’s a note from the Circle of Friends counselor in Norris.
By now, you may have heard of Truvada, or PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis.) In the iPrEx Study, which was the first randomized controlled trial of Truvada, Truvada for PrEP helped reduce the risk of getting HIV-1 infection by 44%.
Your spouse is your lover, best friend, confidant, and shoulder to lean on, and now that they have passed away, you are left wondering which way to turn next. While there isn’t a set of rules to get you through this time, there are several tips to make the journey a little easier as you navigate this new world.
This summer, children will be attending summer camps put on by five of Community Health Charities of Nebraska’s charities. These camps give them the traditional summer camp experience while also allowing them to meet and spend time with other kids who share the same medical needs and experiences they do.
The FDA just approved the first drug in 22 years to treat ALS — the second treatment ever for the disease. Edaravone (brand name Radicava) is an antioxidant drug thought to preserve motor neurons in people with ALS, allowing the nerves to keep their muscles working for a longer period of time.
Community Health Charities of Nebraska (CHC-NE) is proud to announce that three of its 22 member charities received the inaugural 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.
One of the priorities of the new Administration in Washington, D.C., has been cutting budgets, including the largest funder of health disease research in the world, the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The Trump Administration proposed cutting the NIH budget by about $1 billion in 2017. Instead, Congress passed (and the President signed May 5) a $2 billion increase in NIH funding for 2017. But the new “skinny budget” proposal for 2018 would make the earlier proposed cut even more drastic, reducing the current NIH budget by $5.8 billion.
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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.