Every Woman Matters (EWM) is a federally funded program that pays for office visits associated with Pap tests, pelvic exams, clinical breast exams and lab fees. Age appropriate mammography is covered as well as a limited number of diagnostic tests.
EWM provides services to medically under-served women 40-74. EWM provides screening and diagnostic tests, public education, professional education and training, surveillance, evaluation and quality assurance activities.
Every Woman Matters and the Nebraska Colon Cancer Screening Programs have an online enrollment called a Healthy Lifestyle Questionnaire (HLQ). Enroll online, if you meet eligibility guidelines, in the Every Woman Matters
Medicaid Expansion: Heritage Health Adult expands Medicaid to lower income adults (age 19 to 64) who earn up to 138% of the federal poverty level. Nebraska Medicaid will begin accepting applications for HHA starting August 1, 2020. Benefits will begin on October 1, 2020. For more information or to see if you are eligible please visit the Medicaid Expansion web site.
You can enroll in the Every Woman Matters Program (EWM) and/or the Nebraska Colon Cancer Screening Program (NCP) by calling (800) 532-2227 to request a Healthy Lifestyle Questionnaire (HLQ) or you can click on the "ENROLL NOW" button below to fill out the online HLQ.
In an effort to continue to provide information and clarification to our stakeholders and interested parties throughout the regulation promulgation process, we have attached the hearing summary and the final version of the regulations that will be forwarded on to the Attorney General's Office for review. The hearing summary is a compilation of all comments received by the Division of Public Health for Title 181 NAC 40 and the Division's response to those comments. The final drafts below reflects the final version of the regulations for Title 181 NAC 40 that the Division is moving forward with.
The comment period for these regulations has closed and the next step in the regulation promulgation process is Attorney General Review. If you have any questions regarding the regulations, please email
181 NAC 40 1st Hearing Summary 12.15.20181 NAC 40 1st Hearing Draft181 NAC 40 2nd Hearing Summary 9.23.21181 NAC 40 2nd Hearing Draft181 NAC 40 Final Copy
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2015-2020 Breast & Cervical Program Key HighlightsEvery Woman Matters Celebrates 30 Years of Serving Nebraskans (10/2021)Program Success StoriesCOVID Impact Paper
(coming soon)CRC White Paper
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Making Sustainable Health Impacts in Underserved Neighborhoods through Community Partnership
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Promising Practice Ideas: Workplace Wellness to Increase Breast Cancer ScreeningPromising Practice Ideas: Breast Cancer Screening AdvocatesPromising Practice Ideas: Workplace Wellness Programs to Increase Colon Cancer ScreeningPromising Practice Ideas: Promoting Physical Activity through State and City ParksPromising Practice Ideas: Farmers' Market to Increase Fruit and Vegetable Consumption
Women's Health Initiatives (WHI) was established in 2000 by the Nebraska Legislature to improve the health of women in Nebraska by fostering the development of a comprehensive system of coordinated policy analysis, strategic planning, education and technical assistance.
Additionally, the Women's Health Advisory Council (WHAC) was created for the purpose of advising and serving as a resource for the Women's Health Initiative.
Nebraska Revised Statues §71-701 through §71-707 .
The Breast & Cervical Cancer Advisory Committee advises the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services on the operation of the federal early detection grant (Every Woman Matters) for breast and cervical cancer. The group meets several times each year in-person or via online conferencing.
Individuals wishing to join the Committee should review the following documents and contact Every Woman Matters at (800) 532-2227.
Breast & Cervical Cancer Advisory Committee Job DescriptionBreast & Cervical Cancer Advisory Committee New Member Application FormNebraska Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program Advisory Committee Meeting
11-30-22 Advisory Committee Meeting Agenda