Want to live a 'Good, Healthy Life' in Nebraska?

News Release Date: 
August 16, 2018

For Immediate Release
‘Good, Healthy Life’ Premieres Aug. 30 on NET World

LINCOLN, Neb. (Aug. 16, 2018) – Health care in America accounts for about one-sixth of the country’s economy. It has become a myriad of insurance costs, changing government policies and skyrocketing pharmaceutical costs. NET, Nebraska’s PBS & NPR Stations, has begun a new initiative to help Nebraskans navigate this complex system and live a good, healthy life.

The new television series, “Good, Healthy Life,” premieres on NET World at 8:30 p.m. CT, Thursday, Aug. 30 and will continue with new episodes quarterly. Information from community organizations and experts will also be available anytime at netNebraska.org/goodhealthylife as part of NET’s commitment to help educate Nebraskans on health care solutions.

An advisory council of Nebraska medical, insurance and wellness experts will guide “Good, Healthy Life” topics and provide options to keep health care costs low, find better treatments and plan ahead for changing policies.

The series will be hosted by Melanie Dawkins, experienced television anchor and medical reporter. In the first program, an expert panel will offer advice including Dr. Joann Schaefer, executive vice president at Blue and Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska, Marty Fattig, board chairman of the Nebraska Hospital Association and Dr. Rob Rhodes, president of the Nebraska Medical Association.

University of Nebraska–Lincoln history lecturer Aelwen Wetherby will also provide insight into how significant historic events and policies have shaped America’s system and how it differs from other health care approaches around the world.

This new initiative is supported by community partners and is funded in part by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska.  An advisory council comprised of Nebraska medical, insurance and wellness experts will guide future topics.

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CONTACT: Kim Rogers, 402-660-5521, krogers@netNebraska.org

NET, Nebraska’s PBS & NPR Stations, is the statewide public media service dedicated to creating opportunities for Nebraskans to engage with critical issues, compelling stories and quality entertainment. NET serves each of Nebraska’s 93 counties with 52,560 hours of programming each year on four television and two radio channels, plus online and mobile content. In addition to providing free, high-quality educational programming for children, NET provides programming in the arts, award-winning news and current affairs information and emergency alert services. For more information about NET, visit netNebraska.org.