Mayor Nesby has worked tirelessly to help bring more opportunities for accessible and affordable healthcare to Duquesne. Currently, the city has no healthcare clinics, and the closest hospital is UPMC McKeesport.
Nesby has also played a leading role in ensuring that the City of Duquesne has the resources to adequately address the Covid-19 pandemic. She joined more than 30 other mayors of cities and boroughs across Pennsylvania to ask the federal government to increase production of medical supplies and coordinate distribution to communities like Duquesne. She has also worked to ensure that medical providers and first responders have the protective equipment they need.
Mayor Nesby has worked with leaders of the Borough of Braddock and other community partners to secure a grant totaling $300,000 from the Henry Hillman Foundation to implement a Community Health Worker initiative. This initiative will work to build individual and community capacity by increasing health knowledge and self-sufficiency through a range of activities such as outreach, community education, informal counseling, social support, and advocacy.