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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

Much Activity, Uncertainty Remains [Web First]

Bipartisan market stabilization negotiations gave way to a last-gasp attempt at repeal and replace; the ACA emerged intact but buffeted by uncertainty.

10 October 2017 | 7:30 pm

Estimating The Effects Of Health Insurance And Other Social Programs On Poverty Under The Affordable Care Act [Original Article]

The effects of health insurance on poverty have been difficult to ascertain because US poverty measures have not taken into account the need for health care and the value of health benefits. We developed the first US poverty measure to include the

2 October 2017 | 7:00 pm

Millennials Almost Twice As Likely To Be Registered Nurses As Baby Boomers Were [DataWatch]

Baby-boomer registered nurses (RNs), the largest segment of the RN workforce from 1981 to 2012, are now retiring. This would have led to nurse shortages but for the surprising embrace of the profession by millennials—who are entering the nur

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