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HCAN CEO Addresses Congressional Awards Concerns

By Amy Behnke, HCAN Chief Executive Officer Last week over 4,000 health center advocates gathered in Washington, DC to support the work of health centers across our country. Our Nebraska delegation took the message of protecting access to care, not only for the nearly 85,000 patients we serve each year, but for all Nebraskans who are struggling to protect their care, directly to Capitol Hill.  The Annual Policy & Issues Forum, sponsored by the

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Healthy & Mighty: Empowering Women and Girls to Connect to Healthcare

By Keshia Bradford, HCAN Director of Outreach & Enrollment and Strategic Initiatives On June 14, 2016, I had the privilege of being a panel presenter at the White House Summit on the United State of Women in Washington DC. The White House Council on Women and Girls—together with the Department of State, the Department of Labor, the Aspen Institute and Civic Nation—hosted a day-long summit on the United State of Women to highlight key issues

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Keshia Bradford Wins Emerging Leader Award in Washington, DC

Keshia Bradford, MPA, Director of Outreach and Enrollment & Strategic Initiatives for the Health Center Association of Nebraska (HCAN) was awarded George Washington University’s Geiger Gibson Emerging Leader Award in Washington, DC. The award was given during the National Association of Community Health Center’s Policy & Issues Forum held in Washington, DC from March 16-19, 2016.  The Emerging Leader Award is designed to highlight and

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Open Enrollment 3 Begins!

            Submitted by Angela Lindstrom, HCAN Integrated Marketing Director It is amazing that we find ourselves at the beginning of yet another Open Enrollment period. We wanted to take a moment and recognize all of the efforts our Nebraska Community Health Centers have done in assisting the uninsured in gaining access to affordable health insurance. Last year, over 77,000 Nebraskans were able to obtain health coverage, with over 17.6

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Open Enrollment 2.0 – Building Upon Success

[caption id="attachment_2884" align="alignleft" width="300"] HCAN O & E Team: Angela Lindstrom, Marcus Chaffee, and Keshia Bradford.[/caption] By Angela Lindstrom, Social Marketing Director Marcus Chaffee, Director of Access Services Keshia Bradford, Director of Outreach & Enrollment   During the first Open Enrollment of the Health Insurance Marketplace, 42,975 Nebraskans were able to obtain affordable, quality health coverage. Our Nebraska

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Guest Blog – “500 by the 15th” Campaign to Encourage Nebraskans to Get Health Coverage

By Guest Blogger Jeff Sheldon, Communications Director, Nebraska Appleseed   Statewide health care organizations available to provide free assistance Today, community and health care organizations across Nebraska announced the kickoff of a new effort to ensure Nebraskans get vital health insurance in December. The “500 By The 15th” campaign seeks to help Nebraskans who need health coverage, but may feel they cannot afford insurance, to explore

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The Health Center Association of Nebraska – Impacting Public Health by Fulfilling Its Mission

By Robbie Adams, Communications Manager, HCAN Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) serve over 22 million people in more than 9,000 sites across urban, suburban, and rural America. FQHCs are particularly adept at reducing health disparities by breaking down barriers to health care such as lack of providers, lack of culturally appropriate health services, and unaffordability. Since FQHCs serve everyone regardless of their ability to pay, they

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Reflecting upon the 1st Enrollment Period

By Angela Lindstrom, Social Marketing Director, HCAN  It’s hard to believe that the first open enrollment period has come and gone with millions of people now having access to health care coverage. We now have the opportunity to look back and see all that was accomplished through our health centers and really reflect upon what was done and learned through the last six months. Part of that learning was done here at the HCAN office, through my personal

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Outreach & Enrollment

Outreach & Enrollment.  Just two words but now so much more meaningful.  From just going out into the community, Outreach now means a tireless effort to help individuals who may qualify for affordable health insurance, possibly for the very first time.  From just getting enrolled to enter a sport or a school, Enrollment now means peace of mind for thousands of Nebraskans who will get new help with medical expenses at a price they can afford. 

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HCAN Website Launch

Welcome to our HCAN Website! The Health Center Association of Nebraska (HCAN) is excited to launch our website www.HCANebraska.org  and welcome you to a new source of information about and for Nebraska’s Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), also known as Community Health Centers.  Within these web pages, you will find our vision, our mission, our story – all addressing the primary health needs of Nebraska’s most vulnerable low-income

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