Board Members Needed on Nebraska Foster Care Review Board

Nebraska Foster Care Review Office

Independent oversight is needed to help ensure the best placement of Nebraska foster children.

Nebraska Foster Care Review Office is seeking volunteers for one of 54 Foster Care Review Boards statewide. Learn more at Members of local foster care review boards meet monthly to review the 4-5 cases consisting of 5-8 children/youth who are either in out-of-home care (abuse/neglect or probation cases) or abuse/neglect cases where a child is home for a trial home visit. Please review the responsibilities and steps of the board application process for this critically important role and if interested, please fill out their application:  

Register for 2018 “40 Under 40” Awards Reception Nov. 2nd

2018 40 Under 40 Awards Celebration
6:30 – 8:00 PM
Dress business casual to semi-formal.

Graduate Hotel
141 N. 9th St.
Lincoln NE
Honorees attend gratis.
Guests of honorees $30 for dinner and cocktails (cash bar).

Submit check and name/contact info of guests to:

Nebraska Action Coalition
12565 W. Center Rd Suite 100
Omaha, NE 68144

Parking available at hotel or nearby street and parking garages.

Leading Change in Nebraska with Mentorship and Board Leadership

The Nebraska Action Coalition has been working since 2011 to implement recommendations on Nursing from the 2010 report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health. Now, a new paper, Nebraska Action Coalition’s Efforts to Lead Change with Mentorship and Board Leadership, written by members of the Nebraska Action Coalition presents an overview of its group’s history and highlights two of its unique programs…READ THE REPORT

What is a Community Health Worker (CHW)?

What is a Community Health Worker (CHW)? The nursing profession has a long and credible history developing the workforce to meet health needs of the population. Active engagement of nurses in health systems transformation is necessary if nurses are to remain visible, relevant, and impactful. One area where nurses – the largest and most trusted of health professions – have been curiously silent is the changing workforce, particularly in development of the community health worker role.”
(Karsting, K. (2017). The Emerging Role of the Community Health Worker (CHW): Nurses as Champions and Policy-leaders in a Transforming Health Care System. Retrieved from abstract). Please see her report in the link below.


Kathy Karsting, RN, MPH was named a Public Health Nurse Leader by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in late 2015. As a PHNL, Karsting works with RWJF and the Culture of Health framework to improve population health, well-being and equity. Karsting is employed by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health, where she is program manager for Maternal Child and Adolescent Health programs, primarily working with the Title V MCH block grant to identify and address priorities of the maternal, infant, early childhood, school-aged, and adolescent populations in that state. Karsting also works with the Nebraska Action Coalition -Future of Nursing organization in a collaborative project to identify, educate others about, and leverage the unique contributions of nursing in health systems transformation.