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This page is an index of all audio clips on the DHHS Website including sound bites associated with DHSS news releases, public service announcements (PSAs) and podcasts.  All audio clips are provided in MP3 format.  Sound bites and PSAs are listed below by the most recent publishing date.

 

Podcasts

- Conversations for a Healthy Life
    (Office of Womens' Health)

 


Sound bites and Public Service Announcements

 

MP3 8/11/2014
PSA: Pesticide Poisoning Prevention. PSAs were produced by the UNL Pesticide Safety Education Program.

  1. Workers
  2. Workers and Citizens
  3. Citizens

 

MP3 6/9/2014
First Nebraska Case of Mosquito-borne Virus – Chikungunya/Dr. Joseph Acierno, Chief Medical Officer/Director of Public Health

  1. Deaths from disease are rare
  2. Chikungunya not found in mosquitoes in U.S.
  3. Mosquitoes transmit viruses. Whether traveling abroad or staying at home, important to protect yourself from mosquito bites
  4. Tips to protect yourself

 

MP3 5/22/2014
Celebrating Five Years of Clean Indoor Air in Nebraska/ Judy Martin / Deputy Director for Community and Environmental Health
  1. Being Smoke-Free Often Taken for Granted
  2. NE One of 16 States with 100% Smoke Free Law
  3. No Safe Level of Exposure

 

MP3 5/20/2014
 State Wards Continue Decline/ Thomas Pristow / Director of Children and Family Services
  1. 26% Decline in Wards
  2. Structured Decision Making
  3. Exceeding 4 0f 6 Federal Measures
  4. Keeping kids at home

 
MP3 2/18/2014
ADC (TANF) Success / Thomas Pristow / Director of Children and Family Services
  1. Services provided by Employment First
  2. Number of citizens served
  3. Ranking in the nation

 

MP3 2/18/2014
Norovirus Outbreaks Reported to DHHS / Dr. Joseph Acierno / Chief Medical Officer and Director of Public Health
  1. Norovirus spreads quickly
  2. Drink plenty of fluids
  3. Prevention tips

 

MP3 2/12/2014
State Ward Visits Better Fed Requirement / Thomas Pristow / Director of Children and Family Services

  1. Fed requirement and goal of CFS
  2. Commitment to make visits to wards
  3. Studies show visits have positive impact

 

MP3 1/10/2014
Flu Activity Rapidly Increasing in Neb / Dr. Joseph Acierno / Chief Medical Officer and Director of Public Health

  1. Flu can be a serious disease
  2. People at greater risk for flu complications should receive vaccine
  3. Other tips to protect yourself against the flu

 

MP3 1/09/2013  
Nebraska in Top 10 for Flu Vaccination – It’s Time to Get Flu Vaccine for 2013-2014 Season / Dr. Joseph Acierno, Chief Medical Officer and Director of Public Health

  1. We have some lead time. Get vaccinated now.
  2. Your body will have time to build immunity before flu shows up.
  3. Flu vaccine is recommended for everyone 6 months and older.
  4. Certain people are at greater risk for serious complications from the flu.
  5. Flu can be a serious disease.
  6. Can’t predict what’s in store for this year.

 

MP3 9/17/2013
Water Chief: Take Action Before Flooding to Protect Drinking Water / Jack Daniel, Administrator of the Office of Drinking Water and Environmental Health
  1. Why is flood water in a well unsafe?
  2. What should be done to prevent contamination of wells?

 

MP3 8/26/2013 
Child Deaths on the Decline According to Child Death Review Team Report/Dr. Joseph Acierno, Chief Medical Officer and Director of Public Health

  1. Significant decrease in child deaths
  2. Decrease testimony to hard work being done
  3. Many deaths were preventable. More work to do
  4. Top 5 cause of death for children

 

MP3 8/26/2013
Free Water Screening Offered at Husker Harvest Days / Jack Daniel, Nebraska Drinking Water Adminstrator

  1. Get your water tested.

 

MP3 8/21/2013
West Nile Virus Activity Ramping Up - Dr. Joseph Acierno / Chief Medical Officer and Director of Public Health

  1. We’re in the heart of West Nile Virus season so protect yourself
  2. Use mosquito repellent
  3. Dress in long-sleeved shirts, pants and socks
  4. Limit outdoor activities during dawn and dusk
  5. Drain standing water

 

MP3 7/30/2013
Nebraska Cyclospora Outbreak Update: Investigation identifies source – prepackaged salad mix / Dr. Tom Safranek, State Epidemiologist
  1. Prepackaged salad mix identified as source
  2. Extensive interviews played critical role

 

MP3 6/26/2013
Don’t be a Mosquito’s Main Course This Fourth/Dr. Joseph Acierno / Chief Medical Officer and Director of Public Health
  1. WNV shows up every year
  2. Tips to protect yourself from mosquitoes
  3. Avoid ticks too
  4. Symptoms of tick-related and mosquito-related illnesses similar 
  5. Tips to protect yourself from ticks 

 MP3 5/22/2013
Nebraska Tobacco Quitline and the CDC Note the Importance of “Talking with Your Doctor” to Quit Tobacco Use / Dr. ​Joseph M. Acierno, Chief Medical Officer and Director of Public Health

  1. Talk to your Doctor
  2. Quitline: 1-800-QuitNow

 MP3 5/16/2013
May is Children's Mental Health Awareness Month / Scot Adams, director of the Division of Behavioral Health
  1. When should a parent be concerned?
  2. How can parents find resources to help their child?
  3. Where can a parent get help?

 MP3 5/16/2013
PSA: Children's Mental Health Awareness Month

  1. Parents and Caregivers
  2. Consistent Relationships
  3. Small Acts of Kindness


 MP3 4/19/2013
Nebraska Women Binge Drink at Higher Rate than National Average / Scot Adams, director of the Division of Behavioral Health
  1. What can happen if you drink?

 MP3 2/12/2013
Survey: Behavioral Health Consumers Satisfied / Scot Adams, director of the Division of Behavioral Health
  1. What does this survey show?
  2. What is the value of the services?

 MP3 1/24/2013
Super Bowl and Problem Gambling: More to Lose Than Money / Maya Chilese, Program Manager for the Division of Behavioral Health's Gambers Assistance Program
  1. Betting on the playoffs?
  2. What are the signs of problem gambling?
  3. Where can a problem gambler get help?

 MP3 1/17/2013
Nebraska Has High Levels of Radon in Homes / Dr. Joann Schaefer, Chief Medical Officer and Director of Public Health
  1. What is radon?
  2. Why is radon a health concern?
  3. Why is it important to test your home for radon?

 MP3 1/08/2013
Child Flu Death Reported to DHHS / Dr. Joann Schaefer, Chief Medical Officer and Director of Public Health
  1. This is a sad reminder of how serious flu can be.
  2. Vaccination is one of the most important ways to protect children from the flu.