Libraries DocumentsImagesPages Home Programs Education and Resources Data and Reports Emerging Issues Social Marketing Women's Health Advisory Council Contact Us History: The Women's Health Advisory Council (WHAC) was created to advise and serve as a resource for the Women's Health Initiatives in carrying out its duties as enacted by the Nebraska Legislature in 2000. Mission: The Mission of the Women’s Health Advisory Council is to help women of all ages in Nebraska lead healthier lives, supported by a comprehensive system of coordinated services, policy development, advocacy and education. Priorities, 2016-2017 Mental Health Nutrition and Healthy Weight Sexual Health Advanced Care Planning Health Equity Duties: The duties of the Women's Health Advisory Council are:Advise the Office of Women’s Health in carrying out its duties as mandated in Nebraska Revised Statues §71-701 through 71-707. Explore other sources of funding which may be used to support the Office of Women’s Health and its initiatives to improve the health of the women in Nebraska. These may include but are not limited to seeking private funds from individuals, businesses, and charitable organizations as well as through grants from governmental and/or private sources. Bring new information to the attention of the Council and the Administrator of the Office of Women’s Health. Provide guidance and recommend action to the Administrator of the Office of Women’s Health and the Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services on issues pertaining to Women’s Health. Interpret and apply scientific and/or technical information to issues pertaining to Women’s Health. Disseminate information in accordance with the current communication plan. Council Resources Opioid Crisis PresentationState Opioid Plan Overview 2016 Women's Health Initiatives Annual ReportExecutive Appointments ApplicationNebraska Revised Statues §71-701 through §71-707. 2016-17 Council Members Chair: Heidi Woodard, Omaha Vice Chair: Mary Larsen, OmahaShirley Blanchard, OmahaNicole Cusick, OmahaRobert Drvol, BenningtonHeidi Edsill, OmahaParaskevi Farazi, OmahaKristine Follett, LincolnElizabeth Hardy, HastingsAshley Kassmeier, GretnaBrenda McIntosh, Nebraska CityMarcia Merboth, Lincoln Babz Moffatt, HastingsElizabeth Mollard, LincolnSara Morgan, Lincoln Ellen Muehling, Lincoln Audrey Paulman, OmahaJina Ragland, LincolnJudy Reimer, HastingsTerra Uhing, Fremont Tom Williams, Lincoln Please contact a Women's Health Initiatives staff member if you have questions about the Council. WHI Home Documents in PDF format require the use of Adobe Acrobat Reader, which can be downloaded for free from Adobe Systems, Inc.