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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


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Gaining Coverage Through Medicaid Or Private Insurance Increased Prescription Use And Lowered Out-Of-Pocket Spending [Web First]

A growing body of literature describes how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has expanded health insurance coverage. What is less well known is how these coverage gains have affected populations that are at risk for high health spending. To investigat

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Gaps In Primary Care And Health System Performance In Six Latin American And Caribbean Countries [Global Health]

The rapid demographic and epidemiological transitions occurring in Latin America and the Caribbean have led to high levels of noncommunicable diseases in the region. In addition to reduced risk factors for chronic conditions, a strong health syste

8 August 2016 | 7:35 pm

Tackling Disparities With Lessons From Abroad [Entry Point]

Countries endeavoring to reduce health disparities are looking for guidance from other nations, but challenges abound.

8 August 2016 | 7:35 pm