From Our CEO

Dear Friends,

Nebraska’s Federally-Qualified Community Health Centers (CHCs) are dedicated to enhancing and expanding access to primary health care for Nebraska’s medically underserved and uninsured. In their commitment to providing high quality, affordable health care in their communities, they serve thousands of patients across our state with integrated primary care, preventative services, chronic disease management, and support services addressing medical, dental, and behavioral health needs.

What you will find in this Guide are snapshots of these effective, safety-net health care providers.  Every year Nebraska’s CHCs continue to increase the number of patients they serve.  These patients are Nebraska’s most vulnerable — 53% were uninsured and nearly 90% had incomes at or below 200% poverty levels (2011 data).

This quick Guide provides important details, contact information, and statistics which illustrate the successes and challenges our CHCs face as they provide patient-centered medical homes and prepare themselves for the health care environment of the future.

We hope you will find this Guide a valuable resource and a catalyst for discussions on how partnerships with other public and private entities at the local, state, regional, and national levels can help improve overall health outcomes for all Nebraskans.

Sincerely,

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Nancy Thompson
Chief Executive Officer