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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 24, 2010

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Marla Augustine, Communications and Legislative Services, (402) 471-4047 or marla.augustine@nebraska.gov

DHHS Seeks Providers of Reproductive Health Services


Lincoln—The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services is seeking community-based providers from across the state to make family planning and reproductive health services available to low-income persons.

Approximately $1.8 million for family planning and reproductive health services will be available for a 12-month period from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Population Affairs.

Family planning/reproductive health services include pregnancy testing, education, counseling and appropriate referral and follow-up. It also includes services such as STD testing and treatment, blood pressure screening, breast exams and pap smears.

Education to community groups, a requirement of the grant, will cover such topics as abstinence, birth control, sexual decision-making, drugs and alcohol, and sexually transmitted diseases.

The funding will be given to selected entities that demonstrate capacity and experience in providing family planning and other reproductive health services to low-income persons.

The request for applications, due May 17, can be found at: http://www.dhhs.ne.gov/publichealth/Pages/reproductivehealth.aspx.

Questions about the application can be e-mailed to lifespan.health@dhhs.ne.gov .

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