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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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Medicare Advantage Associated With More Racial Disparity Than Traditional Medicare For Hospital Readmissions [Web First]

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Patient-centered medical homes are widely promoted as a primary care delivery model that achieves better patient outcomes. It is unknown if their benefits extend equally to all racial/ethnic groups. In 2010 the Veterans Health Administration, part

5 June 2017 | 7:02 pm

Organizational Change Management For Health Equity: Perspectives From The Disparities Leadership Program [Addressing Inequities In Health Care]

Leaders of health care organizations need to be prepared to improve quality and achieve equity in today’s health care environment characterized by a focus on achieving value and addressing disparities in a diverse population. To help address

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