NSLHA will be the leading voice and partner in promoting speech, language, hearing, balance, swallowing and related disorders in Nebraska, and will be an expert in advocating for the rights and interests of persons with communication disorders.
The mission of NSLHA is to promote services for speech, language, hearing, balance, swallowing and related disorders in Nebraska; to support its members through professional development, networking, communications, lobbying and advocacy; to encourage education and research activities; and to advocate for the rights of persons with communication disorders.
FOCUS AREA 1: ADVOCACY
ISSUE: An organized, cohesive effort will be developed and maintained by NSLHA and its members to advocate for clients receiving speech, language, and hearing services and enhance the ability for members to deliver those services.
FOCUS AREA 2: MEMBERSHIP GROWTH AND ENGAGEMENT
ISSUE: As a growing, vibrant organization that embraces and adapts to the changing needs of its members, NSLHA will experience membership growth and engage members who are connected and involved in advancing the association’s vision and mission and experience enhanced value and support.
FOCUS AREA 3: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT/CONTINUING EDUCATION/NETWORKING
ISSUE: Offer a variety of professional development and networking events for members and prospective members to help them expand their knowledge, learn new practices, and share information and resources.
FOCUS AREA 4: FINANCIAL HEALTH
ISSUE: Increased revenue and being good stewards of NSLHA’s resources results in an association that is able to meet and exceed its members’ expectations through delivery of value-added programs and services and remains viable for years to come.
Discuss direct and indirect effects of Diabetes Mellitus (DM) on auditory function and the importance of early identification in prevention and treatment of hearing loss.
Connect with audiologists, speech-language pathologists and students; implement new ideas and practices learned during education sessions in tracks for audiologists, speech-language pathologists and students; recognize the accomplishments of your peers; and receive an update on how your state association is advocating for and serving you.
NSLHA's vision is to be the leading voice and partner in promoting speech, language, hearing, balance, swallowing and related disorders in Nebraska, and to be an expert in advocating for the rights and interests of persons with communication disorders. Join or renew your membership today.
A major role that state associations play is as an advocacy organization. Associations monitor proposed legislation, identify bills that may have a positive or negative impact on the field of communication sciences and disorders and the individuals we serve, and develop advocacy agendas to address those bills. A large unified voice such as a state association can be key to successful advocacy.