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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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Why The Decade Of Vaccines? [DataGraphic]

Vaccine-preventable diseases contribute to premature mortality and morbidity for children under age five in low- and middle-income countries. The global community committed to increasing coverage of vaccines during the Decade of Vaccines, 2010&nda

8 February 2016 | 8:00 pm

Exploring The Impact Of The US Measles Outbreak On Parental Awareness Of And Support For Vaccination [Attitudes Toward Vaccination]

Despite consensus among health officials that childhood immunizations are a safe and effective means of protecting people from disease, some parents remain hesitant about vaccinating their children. This hesitancy has been linked to a lack of conf

8 February 2016 | 8:00 pm

Eliminating Vaccine-Preventable Diseases Around The World [Interview]

To ensure immunization access, equity, and sustainability, vaccines must remain a top priority for governments across the globe.

8 February 2016 | 8:00 pm

Strategies To Boost Maternal Immunization To Achieve Further Gains In Improved Maternal And Newborn Health [Vaccine Effectiveness]

Despite the indisputable successes of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals, which include goals on improving maternal health and reducing child mortality, millions of mothers and newborns still die tragically and unnecessarily each year

8 February 2016 | 8:00 pm