Division of Public Health

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Programs & Services

Lifespan Health Services Unit
Sara Morgan, Administrator (402) 471-0516

Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)

  • Program provides foods purchased and distributed by the USDA to
  • Infants up to the 12th month of age
  • Children from age one up to the sixth birthday
  • Women who are pregnant, breastfeeding and/or who have had a baby within the past year
  • Seniors who are 60 years or older


  • Goal is to have at least 90 percent of all children immunized by two years old
  • Provides funding, vaccines, and training to immunization clinics and private providers throughout the state to vaccinate children from birth through 18 years old
  • Help communities provide a local preventative health program designed to meet each area’s individual needs while maintaining quality of service

 Metabolic Foods

  • For individuals who are diagnosed with a qualifying metabolic disease this program provides financial assistance for the purchase of pharmaceutically manufactured foods.
  • For those with a metabolic disease these foods can be a dietary treatment and can prevent significant illness or disability due to their disease.

Maternal Child Adolescent Health

  • Abstinence Education
  • Adolescent Health
  • Healthy Mothers/Healthy Babies Helpline
  • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
  • School Health
  • Together for Kids and Families

 MCH Epidemiology

Newborn Screening

  • Newborn screening is done for every baby born in Nebraska
  • Blood tests help find conditions so treatment can begin early

Planning and Support

  • Administer the federal Title V / Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Block Grant
  • Assess, modify, and implement recommendations, procedures, and policies to address statewide priorities
  • Provide technical assistance
  • Monitor MCH federal funds compliance
  • Coordinate federal funds management for Lifespan Health unit

Reproductive Health

  • Administers the statewide Title X Family Planning Program
  • Title X delegate clinics provide reproductive health education and comprehensive medical services that are an integral part of prevention and good health
  • Delegate clinics provide services to both female and male, regardless of income, marital status, age, national origin, or residence
  • Services at delegate clinics are confidential and provided in a setting that preserves and protects the privacy and rights of each person

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

  • Improves nutrition in pregnancy and early childhood
  • Serves pregnant and postpartum women, infants, and children under age five that are considered at nutritional risk
  • Provides services at no cost to clients including:
  • Nutrition and health education
  • Breastfeeding education, promotion, and support
  • Supplemental foods
  • Referrals for other services that may be needed


Women’s & Men’s Health Programs

  • Administers Every Women Matters which provides breast, cervical, heart disease and diabetes screenings to eligible women
  • Administers Colon Cancer Screening Program for men and women
  • Community Health Worker Training
  • Health Hubs and Navigation
  • Health Education Resources

Women's Health Initiatives

  • Serves as a clearinghouse for women's health information
  • Monitors the status of women's health in Nebraska
  • Serves the Women's Health Advisory Council
  • Policy analysis, strategic planning, education and technical assistance

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