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 2014-2015 Radon Awareness and Risk Reduction Grantee Projects 

Central District Health Department
(Serving Hall, Hamilton, and 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 visit CDHD. 
 
East Central District Health Department
(Serving Boone, Colfax, Nance, and 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 Kaise Recek at 402-563-9656 or visit ECDHD.
 
Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department
(Serving Burt, Cuming, Madison, and Stanton Counties)
    ELVPHD will increase radon awareness in their service area by distributing free radon test kits to area residents; utilizing media resources (newspaper, radio, cable TV); mailing out further information about additional testing or mitigation as needed; and collaborating with the Norfolk Area Home Builders to host a booth and a presentation on the benefits of Radon Resistant New Construction and/or mitigation at the Norfolk Area Home Show. For more information, contact Matt Punelli at 402-529-2233 or visit ELVPHD.
 
North Central District Health Department
(Serving Antelope, Boyd, Brown, Cherry, Holt, Keya Paha, Knox, Pierce, and Rock Counties)
    NCDHD will seek to increase radon awareness in their district by distributing educational materials such as brochures and radon fact sheets, and utilizing various media outlets such as radio and newspaper; distributing free radon test kits to local residents via phone requests, health fairs, farm and home shows and collaboration with local county extension offices and the Northeast Nebraska RC & D office. Information on radon mitigation and contractors licensed to mitigate radon will be sent to residents with test results over 4.0 pCi/L. An educational radon billboard will also be displayed in various locations throughout the contract. For more information, contact Ryan Parks at 402-336-2406 or visit NCDHD.
 
Northeast Nebraska Public Health Department
(Serving Cedar, Dixon, Thurston, and 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 visit NNPHD.
 
Omaha Healthy Kids Alliance
(Serving the City of Omaha)
    As part of their work to promote healthy housing in Omaha, OHKA will conduct a targeted radon study in Eastern Omaha, perform radon testing in 20 homes in the Prospect Village neighborhood with continuous radon monitors and will also distribute test kits and information throughout Omaha. For more information, contact Clayton Evans at 402-934-9700 or visit OHKA.
 
Panhandle Public Health District
(Serving Banner, Box Butte, Cheyenne, Dawes, Deuel, Garden, Kimball, Morrill, Sheridan, and Sioux 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 via area health fairs and home shows. 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 Tabi Prochazka at 308-487-3600, Ext. 107 or visit PPHD.
 
Public Health Solutions
(Serving Fillmore, Gage, Jefferson, Saline, and 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, contact Kim Plouzek at 402-826-3880 or visit PHS.
 
Scotts Bluff County Health Department
(Serving 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 visit SCHD.

South Heartland District Health Department
(Serving Adams, Clay, Nuckolls, and 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 visit SHDHD.  
 
Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department
(Serving Chase, Dundy, Frontier, Furnas, Hayes, Hitchcock, Perkins, and Red Willow Counties)
    The local radon project at SWNPHD will include educating realtors and title companies about the need to test a home during a real-estate transaction; teaching at homebuyer education classes, distributing information to the general public via brochures, attendance at Health Fairs, media outreach, and Public Service Announcements; and working with 5th grade teachers to educate students through a local radon poster contest. For more information, contact Denise Ringenberg at 308-345-4223 or visit SWNPHD.

Three Rivers District Health Department
(Serving Dodge, Saunders and Washington Counties)
    The local radon project at 3RDHD will focus on increased testing within the district by offering free test kits to area residents and encourage mitigation for elevated tests. As part of this campaign, 3RDHD will also increase radon awareness through radon information sessions, billboards and radon resistant new construction (RRNC) information sessions with local builders. For more information, contact Joel Haman at 402-727-5396 or visit 3RDHD. 
 
Two Rivers Public Health Department
(Serving Buffalo, Dawson, Franklin, Gosper, Harlan, Kearney, and Phelps Counties)
    Two Rivers will seek to increase radon awareness in their service area by utilizing various media outlets and social media messaging, and hosting educational sessions for homeowners in the area. In addition, Two Rivers will work with the Kearney Homebuilder’s Association to RRNC, radon testing and mitigation, and state licensure requirements. For more information, contact Heather Easton at 308-995-4778 or visit Two Rivers.
 
West Central District Health Department
(Serving Buffalo, Dawson, Franklin, Gosper, Harlan, Kearney, and Phelps 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 visit WCDHD.
 

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