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​  Welcome from the Chief Executive Officer


Courtney N. Phillips, CEO 

Courtney N. Phillips, CEO

Department of Health
and Human Services
State of Nebraska













The Department of Health and Human Services team contributes to the lives and health of Nebraskans every day.  Our mission, “Helping people live better lives,” provides the motivation to make a difference.
Some DHHS programs impact all Nebraskans; for example, we educate and protect people through public health activities like ensuring clean and safe drinking water and we license and certify all health care professionals. We also touch our state’s most vulnerable citizens. Our services assist the elderly, low income and those with disabilities; we provide safety to abused and/or neglected children and vulnerable adults; and thousands of Nebraskans rely on the services of our seven 24-hour facilities.
At every level of our organization, our goal is to be honest, trustworthy, competent and loyal.  We strive to be transparent and accountable.  We’ve established a set of Values and Core Competencies to guide how we work to achieve our mission and effectively serve Nebraskans. 
We hope the DHHS Web site provides the information you want.  Please subscribe to favorite pages and feel free to contact us.
Thank you.

DHHS Business PlanThe 2017-2018 DHHS Business Plan details 20 priority initiatives for July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018.  It defines goals, identifies deliverables, and measures progress.  It also demonstrates a high level of transparency and accountability in our work to help people live better lives, with a commitment to make a more effective, efficient, and customer-focused state government.
The Business Plan Cover2016-2017 DHHS Business Plan included 25 initiatives.  Over 93 percent of the 213 deliverables were completed during the Business Plan year.
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