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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Congratulations to the winner of our first-ever #CommunityChoiceGrant. The winner is…
Thank you to all of our Eastern Nebraska partners listed here for supporting Community Health Charities of Nebraska and our 22 member charities. We appreciate all that you do for those in Nebraska affected by chronic disease. Your support is key in helping those in need across the state.
Voting for the #CommunityChoiceGrant is going on now. The winner of the grant will be decided by community vote with the requirement that all who vote also connect with CHAD on social media. Voting runs through 11:59 p.m. on Friday, March 15. The $1,000 award can be used by the charity recipient in any way they see fit to support their mission, directly serving Nebraskans statewide. This is an easy way to share your voice and support the charity you care most about! Vote here.
On March 1, the Nebraska Chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF) kicked off an awareness and advocacy campaign that supports Nebraskans affected by bleeding disorders, including hemophilia and von Willebrand disease.
In celebration of our upcoming name change and rebrand campaign effective July 1, 2019, Community Health Charities of Nebraska, soon to be CHAD (Combined Health Agencies Drive), will award one of our 22 member charities the first-ever Community Choice Grant through the Curt Gordon Memorial Foundation.
As you know, individuals of all ages across the state experience a brain injury including TBI, concussions, strokes, anoxia, aneurysms, infections and more are still too often, unseen, unheard and definitely underserved. The individuals that BIA-NE is currently working with through Resource Facilitation are only a fraction of the total number of our huge, growing diverse population living with long-term effects of an injury to the brain.
During Black History Month, I’d like to recognize the impact Alzheimer’s disease has on the African American population. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, there are currently more than 5 million Americans living with the disease, and it’s the sixth-leading cause of death in the U.S. It is also disproportionately impacting the African American community, as older African Americans are twice as likely as older white Americans to develop the disease.
Jen Gibbs, Central and Western Nebraska Territory Manager for Midwest Medical/DJO Global, has joined the West Central CHAD (Combined Health Agencies Drive) Board of Directors, representing Nebraska Kidney Association.
Effective July 1, 2019, Community Health Charities of Nebraska will change its name back to its original name, CHAD (Combined Health Agencies Drive).
“This opportunity lets us revert back to being a totally local and unique entity in the state and the country,” said Michelle Grossman, President and CEO. “Many of our donors, volunteers and community partners remember us as CHAD, so we are excited to move forward with a name from our past and let our future as an organization reflect all the great work and history the CHAD name encompasses.”
Business and community leaders from across the state were named to our CHC-NE Boards of Directors at our Annual Meeting on Aug. 22.
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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.