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Alzheimer’s Association Great Plains
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Seeks to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

Community Action Partnership of Western Nebraska
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A nonprofit community-based health and human services organization that serves low-income, disadvantaged, and those unable to meet their needs through other sources.

League of Human Dignity
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An organization of people concerned about the rights and quality of life for people with disabilities. League members collaborate to ensure social, economic, and political equality for persons with disabilities.

Legal Aid of Nebraska
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Seeks to promote Justice, Dignity, Hope and Self-sufficiency through quality civil legal aid for those who have no where else to turn.

Mental Health Association of Nebraska
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A consumer-run, voluntary not-for-profit statewide association with Chapters located in communities throughout Nebraska. MHA-NE brings together service recipients, families, professionals, advocates and concerned citizens to address all aspects of mental health and mental illness.

NAMI Nebraska
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A nonprofit, grassroots organization dedicated to education, support and advocacy for anyone whose life has been touched by mental illness.

Nebraska Association of Behavioral Health Organizations
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Exists to actively promote sound, responsive, efficient, and effective substance abuse and mental health services for the people of Nebraska.

Nebraska Head Start Association
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Works to provide education, leadership and advocacy that positively impacts the quality of life for Nebraska's children, families and communities.

Nebraska Hospital Association
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The unified voice for Nebraska's hospitals and health systems, helping hospitals provide comprehensive care to their communities.

Nebraska Legislature
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Bills, legislation, caucuses

Nebraska Medical Association
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Represents nearly 3,000 active and retired physicians, residents and medical students from across the state of Nebraska. The mission of the Nebraska Medical Association is to serve physician members by advocating for the medical profession, for patients and for the health of all Nebraskans.

Nebraska Psychological Association
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The only statewide organization dedicated solely to represent the interests of psychologists and psychology across Nebraska. NPA is an affiliate of the American Psychological Association and holds scientific and professional meetings, conducts continuing education workshops, publishes an online newsletter and advocates on behalf of psychology in the Nebraska Legislature.

Nebraska Rural Health Association
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A non-profit membership organization whose primary mission is to work for the improvement and preservation of rural health in Nebraska. The Association is committed to providing leadership on rural health issues through advocacy, communication and education.

Nebraska Sexual Assault Domestic Violence Coalition
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A statewide advocacy organization committed to the prevention and elimination of sexual and domestic violence. They work to enhance safety and justice for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault by supporting and building upon the services provided by the network of local programs.

Nebraska State Bar Association
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Programs supported by the Association include Volunteer Lawyers Project, which provides pro bono or donated legal services to indigent Nebraskans who would not otherwise have access to the legal system; Counsel for Discipline, which investigates public complaints of attorney misconduct and prosecutes offending lawyers; Communications, which informs Nebraskans of their fundamental rights and responsibilities under the law and the Lawyers Assistance Program which helps attorneys, judges, their families and friends overcome chemical dependancies. A professional staff of 20 supports the work of the Nebraska State Bar Association.

Nebraska: Official State Web Site
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Links to information and resources of the Nebraska State government. May provide links to mental and behavioral health resources.

Public Health Association of Nebraska
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Exists to protect and promote personal, community and environmental health throughout a variety of public health networks. The organization exercises leadership in public health policy development and advocacy, provides a forum for the discussion of emerging public health issues, and enhances the professional growth of members and other health professionals across the state.

University of Nebraska Public Policy Center: Behavioral Health
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Behavioral health issues impact everyone from infants to older populations. Effective care for behavioral health issues may be undermined by gaps in services, long waiting lists, cultural and language barriers, and more. The Public Policy Center has worked to improve public policy in behavioral health in Nebraska through projects like the Gambler’s Assistance Program Evaluation, Disaster Behavioral Health research, the Children's Mental Health State Infrastructure Grant, and an initiative to connect people with behavioral health needs to high quality services using the resources of faith-based and community-based organizations.

Voices for Children in Nebraska
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An independent, nonprofit organization committed to serving Nebraska's children by advocating for the best interests of children, equipping parents, professionals and volunteers to effectively meet the deepest needs of Nebraska's children and inspiring all Nebraskans to put the needs of children first.

 
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