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Our Purpose

The Health Center Association of Nebraska (HCAN) is a nonprofit primary care organization whose mission is to enhance and expand access to quality, community-responsive healthcare for Nebraska’s medically underserved and uninsured. Members of HCAN are federally-qualified Community Health Centers (CHCs) that provide medical, dental, and mental health services for over 63,000 Nebraskans. Established in 2011, the Health Center Association of Nebraska is funded primarily by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration.

The Health Center Association of Nebraska:

  • Provides technical assistance and training to member health centers
  • Networks with organizations at the regional and national level for healthcare excellence and equity
  • Promotes healthcare workforce development, recruitment, and retention
  • Partners with communities to expand services and meet the needs of the medically underserved
  • Educates Nebraskans on the mission, services, and value of community health centers


Health Affairs current issue

Prices For Common Medical Services Vary Substantially Among The Commercially Insured [Web First]

Using a national multipayer commercial claims database containing allowed amounts, we examined variations in the prices for 242 common medical services in forty-one states and the District of Columbia. Ratios of average state prices to national pr

27 April 2016 | 7:30 pm

When Patients Customize Nursing Home Ratings, Choices And Rankings Differ From The Governments Version [Ratings & Report Cards]

Report cards currently published by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) offer composite (summary) quality measures based on a five-star ratings system, such as the one featured on the Nursing Home Compare website. These ratings ar

4 April 2016 | 7:00 pm

Patients And Consumers Use Of Evidence [DataGraphic]

Expectations regarding self-determination in medical care have risen, alongside the anticipation of an expanded role for patients as consumers in meeting policy goals—such as those surrounding health care costs, quality, and outcomes. These

4 April 2016 | 7:00 pm

For Third Enrollment Period, Marketplaces Expand Decision Support Tools To Assist Consumers [Consumer Choice In ACA Marketplaces]

The design of the Affordable Care Act’s online health insurance Marketplaces can improve how consumers make complex health plan choices. We examined the choice environment on the state-based Marketplaces and HealthCare.gov in the third open

4 April 2016 | 7:00 pm