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Financing Long-Term Services And Supports: Options Reflect Trade-Offs For Older Americans And Federal Spending [Web First]

About half of older Americans will need a high level of assistance with routine activities for a prolonged period of time. This help is commonly referred to as long-term services and supports (LTSS). Under current policies, these individuals will

24 November 2015 | 6:03 pm

Consumption Of Specific Foods And Beverages And Excess Weight Gain Among Children And Adolescents [Obesity & Diet]

Efforts are under way to identify successful strategies to reduce long-term childhood obesity risk, such as ways to improve diet quality. To identify foods and beverages associated with excess weight gain, we used cohort data from the Avon Longitu

2 November 2015 | 8:30 pm

Transitions Into Food Insecurity Associated With Behavioral Problems And Worse Overall Health Among Children [Food Insecurity]

Children living in food-insecure households face myriad challenges to their well-being. The Great Recession of December 2007–June 2009 increased food insecurity to the highest levels ever measured in the United States. Using nationally repre

2 November 2015 | 8:30 pm

A Pilot Food Bank Intervention Featuring Diabetes-Appropriate Food Improved Glycemic Control Among Clients In Three States [Food Insecurity]

Food insecurity—defined as not having adequate quantity and quality of food at all times for all household members to have an active, healthy life—is a risk factor for poor diabetes control, yet few diabetes interventions address this

2 November 2015 | 8:30 pm

Open Enrollment 3 Begins!

November 10, 2015

            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 […]

Open Enrollment 2.0 – Building Upon Success

December 16, 2014

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 Community Health    Centers played a huge role, by assisting over 12,000 people with […]

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

December 8, 2014

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 […]

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

November 4, 2014

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 […]

Reflecting upon the 1st Enrollment Period

April 24, 2014

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 […]

Outreach & Enrollment

October 16, 2013

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 […]

HCAN Website Launch

December 20, 2012

Welcome to our HCAN Website! The Health Center Association of Nebraska (HCAN) is excited to launch our website  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 – […]