Growing Healthier Communities Through Prevention


What would you like to do?

What you need to know

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​DHHS provides integrated resources to local communities to build capacity and to increase preventive screening in adults.

Organizations, community level partners, local health departments and medical facilities work collaboratively with DHHS to assess the needs of the community and priority populations around preventive screening with an emphasis on breast, cervical, and colon cancer, uncontrolled hypertension and obesity. Through community partnership and engagement, pathways to care are developed with implementation of evidence based interventions. Outcomes are meant to improve access to high-quality preventive screening services, enhance community linkages and strengthen data collection and tilization that impact quality of life and health outcomes for Nebraska residents.  

3.1.1. Collaborative Impact Project and Special Project Templates

End of Year Performance Pay:
  2023-2027 Breast and Cervical Project Summary Template
  2023-2027 Colon Project Summary Template

Collaborative Impact Projects for Preventive Screening and Navigation:

  2023-2027 Collaborative Impact for Preventive Screening and Navigation Template (Revised 11/2023)              
  EBI-Collaborative Impact Budget Request Form (Revised 7/2024)
  Collaborative Impact Actual MATCH Form (Revised 10/2023)
  Collaborative Impact Estimated MATCH Form  (Revised 10/2023) 
  EBI-Collaborative Impact Budget Request Form SAMPLE(NEW 10/2023)            
  MATCH Information
  DHHS Cancer Screening Navigation
  Collaborative Impact Webinar Recording 
  What is an Evidence Based Intervention?

Community Engagement Templates:

  Community Engagement Reporting Template

Community Engagement Resources:
  Health Promotion and Health Communication Framework Guide

Special Project Templates:

  CHH Special Projects Template: Reminder Systems (EWM First Screen Prompt and/or Mammogram Prompt Reports) 
  CHH Special Projects Template:  Generic EBI

Cholesterol Templates:

  EBI - Cholesterol Q/A
  EBI - Cholesterol EBI Template
  Cholesterol Tracking Sheet
  Optics Check Log
  Quality Control Log
  Cholestech Training Video for the Alere Cholestech LDX (Sections 1-6 of the training video are in accordance with the WMHP guidelines for machine use, set up and finger stick protocol for cholesterol screening.  Part 7 focuses on venipuncture which is not in accordance with WMHP current screening guidelines)

Colon Cancer FIT Kit Distribution/Screening:

  FIT Distribution/Screening Plan Template
  FIT Distribution/Screening Plan Template (word doc)

  2024-2027 Small Media Plan Template *(Must be pre-sel​ected based on Disease Burden)

Online Link: FIT Kit Request Form   (to change language, click on current language in upper right of form)
Hard Copy: Community FIT Kit Request Form  ||  Community FIT Kit Request Form - SPANISH

  FIT Kit Labeling Instructions
  CHH Data Entry Instructions
  CRC FIT Distribution Sites Tracking Form
  CRC Colon Cancer Primary Care Provider Listing
  Inflatable Colon Rental Information
  Roland the Inflatable Colon
  March Flyer (English)  ||  (Spanish)

Quarterly Progress Reports:

  Progress Report/Invoice Template  (version 1/2024) 
  Quarterly Progress Report Webinar Recording 

3.1.3. Evidence-Based Interventions / Healthy Behavior Support Services 

​EWM offers free or reduced cost Healthy Behavior Support Services (HBSS) to help clients reach their weight, fitness, and nutrition goals.  HBSS may include the following:

Health Coaching:
Health Coaching Guidance
What is Health Coaching? || What is Health Coaching (Spanish)
Goal Setting || Goal Setting (Spanish)


Blood Pressure Tracker Tool (only available in English)
 Enro​ll Now

Self-Monitoring Blood Pressure Tracker Tool:
Blood Pressure Tracker Tool Guidance
Blood Pressure Tracker Tool Flyer
Blood Pressure Tracker Tool Webinar

Online Blood Pressure Tracker Tool

What Can I Do to Improve My Blood Pressure? || What Can I Do to Improve My Blood Pressure? (Spanish)
What is High Blood Pressure? || What is High Blood Pressure? (Spanish)
Do You Know Your Blood Pressure (BP) Numbers? || Do You Know Your Blood Pressure (BP) Numbers? (Spanish)
Blood Pressure Logs
Blood Pressure Measurement Instructions  ||  Blood Pressure Measurement Instructions (Spanish)
What About African Americans and High Blood Pressure

National Diabetes Prevention Program:
National Diabetes Prevention Program Guidance
NDPP Flyer
Prediabetes Risk Test || Prediabetes Risk Test (Spanish)
Road to Diabetes Infographic  || Road to Diabetes Infographic (Spanish)
About Prediabetes & Type 2 Diabetes  || About Prediabetes & Type 2 Diabetes (Spanish)

Living Well Program:
Living Well Program Guidance
Living Well Flyer  || Living Well Flyer (Spanish)

Walk & Talk Tool Kit:
Walk & Talk Program Guidance
Walk & Talk Tool Kit
Activity Tracker || Activity Tracker (Spanish)
Fit In Walking Morning, Noon, or Night  

Walk & Talk Tool Kit - Week 1 - Spanish
Walk & Talk Tool Kit - Week 2 - Spanish   

Health Coaching Education Only:
Health Coaching Infographic || Health Coaching Infographic (Spanish)

Resources, News and Updates

    Tobacco Resources

How to Refer Patients to the Nebraska Tobacco Quitline
Tobacco Free Nebraska Fax Referral Form
Tobacco Free Nebraska Frequently Asked Questions || Spanish (PDF) 
Tobacco Free Nebraska Cessation Resources List || Spanish (PDF) 
Tobacco Free Nebraska Quitline Order Form
Quitting Chew Resource (English) || Spanish (PDF)
Diabetes & Tobacco

Are you looking for Continuing Education?

Nebraska Tobacco Quitline Adds Continuing Education Opportunity for Healthcare Providers

Accredited courses are now available online, through the Nebraska Tobacco Quitline, for providers looking to receive CME, CNE, or CPE credits.  To access tools, resources, and education modules, plus the web and fax referrals for providers ready to help patients quit, go to:   

    Trainings and Continuing Education Resources

Health Equity and Prevention Primer  - web-based training series for public health practitioners and advocates interested in achieving health, safety and health equity through policy advocacy, community change, and 
multi-sector engagement. - dedicated to providing free, professional support services including counseling, support groups, educational workshops, publications and financial assistance. 

PeerView Institute - dedicated to improving clinical competence and performance, patient outcomes and ultimately public health through the provision of continuing education (CME and professional development activities.  Credits are available FREE of charge for physicians and nurses.  Many classifications of topics are available.

American Academy of CME, Inc. - recognizes the importance of continuing education for professional development for healthcare professionals and the need to address clinical practice gaps that impact patient care.  The Academy provides certified continuing education to physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, dieticians, social workers/case managers, transplant coordinators and other healthcare professionals.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality - clinical practice guidelines and resources are housed on this site.
Public Health and Primary Care Collaboration: A Practice-Based Approach 
The University of Minnesota is offering a one-hour course that challenges learners to discuss similarities and differences between public health departments and primary care clinics, identify problems as well as solutions, and design action steps to promote collaboration using a process-based perspective.