Division of Public Health

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Programs & Services

Health Promotion Unit
Kay Wenzl, Administrator
(402) 471-2910

Nebraska Public Health Improvement Plan:
Coordinated Chronic Disease and Prevention Priority -
2013 - 2017

Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention

  • Promotes cardiovascular disease prevention and control by focusing on high blood pressure, cholesterol, and heart attack and stroke
  • Goal is to decrease the number of deaths due to cardiovascular disease in Nebraska
  • Developing comprehensive approach to cardiovascular disease, through population-based strategies focusing on an identified population or area rather than on individual behavior change

Comprehensive Cancer Control Program

  • Reduce cancer deaths in Nebraska through the collaboration of public and private partnerships by:
  • Eliminating cancer disparities
  • Reducing cancer risks
  • Increasing early detection and screening
  • Increasing access to cancer treatment
  • Increasing quality of life for those living with cancer
  • Provide training and education to improve cancer knowledge for all Nebraskans

Diabetes Prevention & Control Program

  • Works to reduce or prevent complications and premature death for Nebraskans with diabetes
  • Strives to educate persons with diabetes, their families, and health professionals
  • Updates information and training materials to ensure application of current knowledge and treatment of diabetes

Infectious Disease Prevention

Injury Prevention Program

  • Reduce the incidence and/or severity of injuries to Nebraskans
  • Unintentional and intentional injuries are the leading cause of years of life lost for Nebraskans
  • Falls are the second leading cause of unintentional injury deaths

Nutrition & Activity for Health

  • Physical activity and proper nutrition are key components in the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases and obesity
  • Coordinates statewide efforts aimed to improve nutrition and physical activity behaviors of all Nebraskans
  • Physical activity and healthy eating will lead to the prevention of chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer

Oral Health & Dentistry

  • Ensure optimum health and well-being by promoting oral health and preventing dental disease
  • Increase proportion of children who have received dental sealants on their molar teeth
  • Increase the proportion of the U.S. population served by community water systems with optimally fluoridated water
  • Increase the proportion of low-income children who received any prevention dental service during the past year
  • Increase the proportion of local health departments and community health centers that have an oral health component

PDF Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness

Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant Program (PHHSBG)

Tobacco Free Nebraska

  • Tobacco Free Nebraska is the state’s comprehensive tobacco prevention program that works to:
  • Help people quit
  • Eliminate exposure to secondhand smoke
  • Keep youth from starting
  • Reach underserved populations

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