Nebraska Department of Public Health: Division Of Public Health Launches Tool To Improve Access To Public Health Data

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services: Division Of Public Health Launches Tool To Improve Access To Public Health Data. “The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has updated the Nebraska Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) Dashboard with the latest data through 2020…. The dashboard allows health professionals and the public to easily explore data on a variety of health topics. It also is used to identify new and emerging health issues, establish and track health objectives, and evaluate disease prevention measures.”

Lincoln Journal-Star: New website a guide to Nebraska birding

Lincoln Journal-Star: New website a guide to Nebraska birding . “With the diversity of birds and habitats in the state, it can be overwhelming trying to decide where to go birding. The Nebraska Birding Guide provides descriptions for 80 locations that offer great birding opportunities. Details are provided for each site, including habitat information, birds to observe, trails to explore, amenities, fees and more.”

KPVI: Video archive of Nebraska legislative debate, public hearings draws support from all sides

KPVI: Video archive of Nebraska legislative debate, public hearings draws support from all sides. “Nebraskans would be able to keep a closer eye on their Legislature under a proposal heard by the Legislature’s Executive Board on Tuesday. The bill (LB777) introduced by Sen. Tom Brewer of Gordon would establish a digital archive of video recordings of legislative debate and public hearings starting with the 2023 session.”

University of Nebraska-Lincoln: Digital project focuses on Nebraska’s Holocaust stories

University of Nebraska-Lincoln: Digital project focuses on Nebraska’s Holocaust stories. “Beth Dotan has worked in the Holocaust education field for many years, including at the Ghetto Fighters House Museum in Israel and as the founding director of the Institute for Holocaust Education in Omaha. In pursuing her doctorate at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, she saw an opportunity to continue that work and focus specifically on Nebraska’s survivors and liberators.”

Some Nebraskans outraged at state’s recruiting ad for unvaccinated nurses: ‘It feels insulting to the profession’ (Washington Post)

Washington Post: Some Nebraskans outraged at state’s recruiting ad for unvaccinated nurses: ‘It feels insulting to the profession’. “When Abbey Klein opened her mailbox on Monday, she found a postcard from the state of Nebraska advertising nursing jobs with bonuses as high as $5,000. Klein, a registered nurse who lives in Omaha, said she had received similar ads from the state in the past. But something stood out on this card. Bold letters inside a bright box read: ‘No mandated COVID-19 Vaccination.’ The message was under a photo of smiling health-care workers.”

Star Herald (Nebraska): Users can use new website to check groundwater quality, chemical content

Star Herald (Nebraska): Users can use new website to check groundwater quality, chemical content. “The Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy launched the Nebraska Groundwater Quality Clearinghouse earlier this week. With more than 1.6 million sample results from some 33,000 irrigation well locations, the website is the culmination of decades worth of sampling and research.”

NCompass Live: History Nebraska: Taking History Online (Nebraska Library Commission)

Nebraska Library Commission: NCompass Live: History Nebraska: Taking History Online. “As a strategic goal of our agency, History Nebraska is undertaking significant efforts to provide access to historical collections for Nebraskans, regardless of where they live. One such initiative is to digitize our newspaper collections through a partnership with Newspapers.com. We have also been scanning microfilmed probate records from county courthouses, select manuscript collections, and some county and community histories. For years, we have been digitizing our vast photograph collections, as well as our audio/visual collections. Tune in to learn how and when we plan to make these available to the public.”

KMTV: Nebraska lawmakers now accepting online comments about bills

KMTV: Nebraska lawmakers now accepting online comments about bills. “Nebraska lawmakers have created a new way for the public to comment on proposals without attending a hearing in person. The Legislature unveiled a new website feature that will let people submit online comments at any stage in the process. It was introduced to help encourage social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic and reduce the size of in-person legislative hearings.”

WOWT: Nebraska planning next phase of COVID-19 vaccine rollout

WOWT: Nebraska planning next phase of COVID-19 vaccine rollout. “There’s a new tool that allows Nebraskans to see COVID-19 vaccine-related information. The COVID-19 vaccination dashboard can be found on the Department of Health and Human Services’ website. It’s similar to the state’s COVID-19 cases dashboard. The dashboard tracks how many of the Moderna or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine doses the state has received, how many have been administered, and how many people have received two doses of the vaccine.”