The Combined Health Agencies Drive (CHAD) supports local, Nebraska-based health agencies, all of which have a primary focus on improving the health and quality of life of those living in Nebraska.

United Way of the Midlands’ long-time fundraising relationship with CHAD provides support to these 23 agencies – serving more than 150,000 people annually.* Investments enable innovative research, critical client services and educational and prevention programs that improve lives and support our community.

  *number includes some duplication

Currently Supported CHAD Agencies

  • ALS Association, Mid-American Chapter
  • Alzheimer’s Association, Nebraska Chapter
  • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Nebraska
  • American Lung Association in Nebraska
  • Arthritis Foundation Nebraska
  • Autism Action Partnership
  • Brain Injury Alliance of Nebraska
  • Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation, Nebraska/Iowa Chapter
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Nebraska Chapter
  • Epilepsy Foundation Nebraska
  • JDRF International, Nebraska-Iowa Chapter
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Nebraska Chapter
  • March of Dimes, Nebraska & Western Iowa Market
  • National MS Society, Mid America Chapter
  • Nebraska Aids Project
  • Nebraska Chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation
  • Nebraska Community Blood Bank
  • Nebraska Health Care Foundation
  • Nebraska Hospice and Palliative Care Association
  • Nebraska Kidney Association
  • Susan G. Komen Great Plains
  • Team Jack Foundation
  • United Cerebral Palsy of Nebraska


CHAD and the 23 member health agencies that are represented participate as full campaign partners in the United Way of the Midlands campaign in workplaces throughout the Omaha-Council Bluffs Metro.

Gifts to the UWM Community Care Fund directly benefit CHAD health agencies, just as they help support the human services programs funded by UWM. CHAD receives a percentage of United Way of the Midlands’ campaign dollars. For donors who still wish to support individual agencies, there is an area on the pledge form that allows donors to designate gifts to specific agencies.


For more information on how to become a CHAD agency, please visit: