Congratulations to Nebraska AHA Advocate Jill Duis on recently being honored with the Leadership Champion Award by Work Well in Lincoln. This award recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions to the advancement of personal health or the health of others. Jill certainly is among our champions within the AHA for her tireless efforts on behalf of heart and stroke patients across Nebraska.
Jill is an infection preventionist and certified diabetes educator at Jefferson Community Health Center, and in addition to her job at JCHC, Jill frequently volunteers for other health-based organizations such as the AHA and American Cancer Society.
According to the Daily Sun, "Jill is a stroke survivor and had had a pacemaker for more than a third of her life. This drives her to spread the message about health and wellness in any way that she can."
Some of Jill's volunteer activities have included the Red Dress Dash, state and federal lobby days, testifying before legislative committees, writing letters to the editor, meeting with lawmakers, and she is the founder of the Jefferson County Go Red for Women event. Known in her community for her promotion of daily exercise and healthy eating, she is a great role model for other employees at JCHC and throughout her community.
The award was presented to Jill by Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts at a Work Well banquet at Innovation Campus in Lincoln, along with other awards.
Congratulations to Jill Duis!