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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

Despite Increased Insurance Coverage, Nonwhite Sexual Minorities Still Experience Disparities In Access To Care [Original Article]

Previous studies suggest that members of sexual minority groups have poorer access to health services than heterosexuals. However, few studies have examined how sexual orientation interacts with gender and race to affect health care experience. Mo

2 October 2017 | 7:00 pm

At The VA, Healing The Doctor-Patient Relationship [Narrative Matters]

In opening a dialogue with a veteran, a Syrian American physician is able to overcome prejudices and create a path toward healing.

2 October 2017 | 7:00 pm

Aging and Health [DataGraphic]

As the US population ages, researchers have been testing various policies and models of care aimed at improving the quality of care for elderly patients, including those living at home and in nursing centers. This DataGraphic presents results of s

2 October 2017 | 7:00 pm

Health Of Americans Who Must Work Longer To Reach Social Security Retirement Age [DataWatch]

To receive full Social Security benefits, Americans born after 1937 must claim those benefits at an older age than earlier birth cohorts. Additionally, proposals to improve the fiscal position of Social Security typically include increasing the ag

2 October 2017 | 7:00 pm

Breakthrough Cancer Treatments Raise Difficult Questions [Entry Point]

The approval of a first-of-its kind cancer therapy creates new challenges related to safety, access, and costs.

2 October 2017 | 7:00 pm