Summary of Radon Projects in Nebraska
 

Nebraska Radon Program
Awareness and Risk Reduction Projects

The Nebraska Radon Program awards grants to non-profit organizations throughout Nebraska to increase local awareness about the risks associated with radon exposure and to involve communities in the reduction of such risks. For more information on local programs or the Nebraska Radon Program mini-grant opportunity, please contact us.

 
Summary of 2015 - 2016 Radon Awareness and Risk Reduction Grantee Projects
(in alphabetical order)

Central District Health Department
(Hall, Hamilton, Merrick Counties)
  CDHD will seek to increase radon awareness in their service area by distributing free short-term and long-term radon test kits to local residents, as well as issuing press releases. For more information, contact Jeremy Collinson at 308-385-5175 or jcollinson@cdhd.ne.gov
 
Dakota County Health Department
(Dakota County)
  DCHD will distribute free radon test kits to area residents, construct displays at local libraries, publish two newspaper articles and provide educational materials on radon to residents. For more information, contact Tiffany Paulson at 402-987-2164 or tpaulson@dakotacountyne.org
 
East Central District Health Department
(Boone, Colfax, Nance, Platte Counties)
  ECDHD will begin distributing short-term radon test kits for a low-cost, along with conducting various activities to increase radon awareness. This includes working with area schools to educate students and administer a local radon poster contest; issue newspaper and radio public service announcements; and distribute information about additional testing or mitigation as needed. For more information, contact Caitlin Pleas at 402-563-9656, ext. 266 or cpleas@ecdhd.com
 
Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department
(Burt, Cuming, Madison, Stanton Counties)
  ELVPHD will increase radon awareness in their service area by distributing $1 radon test kits to area residents; utilizing media resources (newspaper, radio, cable TV); and mailing further information about additional testing or mitigation as needed. For more information, contact Matt Punelli at 402-529-2233 or matt@elvphd.org
 
Four Corners Public Health Department
(Butler, Polk, Seward, York Counties)
  Four Corners will increase radon awareness in their service area by distributing free radon test kits to area residents and conducting press releases. Presentations will also be done upon request and radon information will be available on the Four Corners website. For more information, contact Vicki Duey at 402-362-2621 or vickid@fourcorners.ne.gov
 
Northeast Nebraska Public Health Department
(Cedar, Dixon, Thurston, Wayne Counties)
  NNPHD will administer a local radon project that includes utilizing media resources (newspaper and website); distributing information; and working to educate area builders about the benefits of Radon Resistant New Construction. As part of this campaign, free radon test kits will be distributed to area residents, and further information about additional testing or mitigation will be distributed as needed. For more information, contact Samantha Gwynn at 402-375-2200 or adminassist@nnphd.org
 
Panhandle Public Health District
(Banner, Box Butte, Cheyenne, Dawes, Deuel, Garden, Kimball, Morrill, Sioux, Sheridan Counties)
  PPHD will seek to increase radon awareness in their service area by educating area communities about the benefits of Radon Resistant New Construction; educating area realtors about the importance of testing for radon in a real-estate transaction; issuing news releases; and distribute information. As part of this campaign, free radon test kits will be distributed to area residents, and further information about additional testing or mitigation will be distributed as needed. For more information, contact Melissa Cervantes at 308-487-3600 or mcervantes@pphd.org
 
Public Health Solutions
(Fillmore, Gage, Jefferson, Saline, Thayer Counties)
  PHS will seek to increase radon awareness in their service area by distributing information and utilizing media resources (websites, newspapers and press releases). As part of this campaign, free radon test kits will be distributed to area residents, and further information about additional testing or mitigation will be distributed as needed. For more information, call Jane Ford Witthoff at 402-826-3880 or jane@phsneb.org
 
Sarpy/Cass Department of Health and Wellness
(Sarpy, Cass Counties)
  SCDHW will increase radon awareness by distributing no-cost radon test kits to area residents as well as through advertising and public services announcements. For more information, contact Jenny Steventon at 402-339-4334 or jsteventon@sarpy.com
 
Scottsbluff County Health Department
(Scotts Bluff County)
  The local radon project at SCHD will include educating area communities about the benefits of Radon Resistant New Construction; issuing news releases; and distribute information via area health fairs, home shows, and a local Radon Poster Contest. As part of this campaign, free radon test kits will be distributed to area residents, and further information about additional testing or mitigation will be distributed as needed. For more information, contact Bill Wineman at 308-436-6636 or bwineman@scottsbluffcounty.org  
 
Southeast District Health Department
(Johnson, Nemaha, Otoe, Pawnee, Richardson Counties)
  SEDHD will seek to increase radon awareness by distributing radon test kits and utilizing media resources (newspapers, billboards). Information will also be provided with test kits regarding additional testing or mitigation as needed. For more information, contact Kevin Cluskey at 402-272-3993 or kevin@sedhd.org 
 
South Heartland District Health Department
(Adams, Clay, Nuckolls, Webster Counties)
  SHDHD will increase radon awareness through television, radio and print media distribution, as well as through the SHDHD website. As part of this campaign, low-cost kits will be distributed and mitigation will be encouraged in homes that test above the action level of 4.0 pCi/L. For more information, contact Michele Bever at 402-462-6211 or michele.bever@shdhd.org  
 
Three Rivers Public Health Department
(Dodge, Saunders, Washington Counties)
  The local radon project at 3RPHD will focus on increased testing within the district by offering $1 test kits to area residents and encouraging mitigation for elevated tests. As part of this campaign, 3RPHD will also increase radon awareness through radon information sessions, billboards and Radon Resistant New Construction information sessions with local builders. For more information, contact Joel Haman at 402-727-5396 or joel@3rphd.org
 
Two Rivers Public Health Department
(Dawson, Buffalo, Franklin, Gosper, Harlan, Kearney, Phelps Counties)
  Two Rivers will seek to increase radon awareness in their service area by utilizing various media outlets and social media messaging; distributing low-cost radon test kits; and hosting educational sessions for homeowners in the area. For more information, contact Heather Easton at 308-995-4778 or heaston@trphd.org
 
UNL Extension - Saline County
(Saline County)
  UNL Extension - Saline County will seek to increase radon awareness in Saline County by distributing radon test kits, increase the number of homes built with radon resistant construction features and increase the amount of testing during real-estate transactions. UNL Extension will also write four educational news columns regarding radon health risks. For more information, contact Leanne Manning at 402-821-2151 or leanne.manning@unl.edu 
 
West Central District Health Department
(Arthur, Hooker, Lincoln, Logan, McPherson, Thomas Counties)
  WCDHD will educate area residents about the dangers of radon exposure by providing information at health fairs, events and meetings, as well as utilizing various media outlets (newspapers and radio). As part of this local program, free radon test kits will be distributed, and WCDHD staff will also work with local community college representatives to provide information on the benefits of Radon Resistant New Construction. For more information, contact Angela Brown at 308-696-1201, ext. 261 or browna@wcdhd.org
 

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