Workforce Development

Workforce development is an important part of HCAN’s work with the Nebraska’s Health Centers to develop personalized recruitment and retention strategies, in addition to providing direct candidate referrals.  HCAN provides permanent recruitment support and candidate referrals to Nebraska’s Federally Qualified Health Centers that make primary health care available to urban and rural underserved populations.  We strive to achieve health care access for all and to eradicate health disparities to assure every Nebraskan has affordable and regular primary health care providers.

Nebraska Health Centers who are interested in gaining recruitment assistance through HCAN are encouraged to contact Keshia Bradford, Director of Outreach & Enrollment and complete the following HCAN Request for Provider Recruitment Assistance forms and submit electronically to .   Clinicians/Candidates interested in learning more about practice opportunities in Nebraska are encouraged to complete the on-line candidate profile form and contact Keshia Bradford by calling 402.933.3519.

Important Workforce Development Links


Health Center Association of Nebraska

The Health Center Association of Nebraska (HCAN), a non-profit primary care organization whose mission is to enhance and expand access to quality, community-responsive health care for Nebraska’s medically underserved and uninsured.  Members of HCAN are Community Health Centers (CHCs) providing medical, dental, and mental health services for over 69,000 Nebraskans.  Organized in 2011, Health Center Association of Nebraska serves the needs of the state’s seven federally qualified health centers.

HCAN Member Job Opportunities

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services

Nebraska Rural Health Association

The Nebraska Rural Health Association (NeRHA) is a nonprofit membership organization with nearly 400 individuals and organizations. The association’s mission is to provide leadership on rural health issues. NeRHA membership consists of a diverse collection of individuals and organizations, all of whom share the common bond of an interest in rural health.


Healthcare 411

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) health-related audio and video podcasts.

Web Site Resources for NHSC Scholars   

National Association of Community Health Centers

The national trade association serving and representing the interests of America’s community health centers. Read more, or visit their web site America’s Health Centers.

HRSA Information Center

Publications and resources on health care services for the underserved.

Public Health Foundation

A Web site that provides a searchable gateway to information about the infrastructure of public health systems that protect the public’s health.

The Healthcare Collaborator

A monthly online newsletter offering you the communication strategies you need to build better working relationships with the people you count on most: your colleagues!

National Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Network 

Offers programs that work with community and academic partners to address the primary health care workforce needs and health promotion and disease prevention information needs of medically underserved communities.

National Health Service Corps

The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) helps bring health care to those who need it most. Since 1972, we have been building healthy communities by connecting primary health care providers to areas of the United States with limited access to care.

RN to BSN Online

United States Public Health Service

The mission of the Public Health Service (PHS) Commissioned Corps is to provide highly-trained and mobile health professionals who carry out programs to promote the health of the Nation, understand and prevent disease and injury, assure safe and effective drugs and medical devices, deliver health services to Federal beneficiaries, and furnish health expertise in time of war or other national or international emergencies.

Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNMs) and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs)
Provides information on specific FQHCs in need of CNMs.

The Virtual Health Care Team®

A collection of interdisciplinary cases sponsored by the School of Health Professions and the School of Medicine, University of Missouri, Columbia.

Volunteers in Health Care

Online resource for health professionals and organizations looking to organize or expand volunteer-led medical and dental services for the uninsured in their communities.

American Project Access Network

Project Access systems serve people who are not eligible for Medicare or Medicaid, yet are not financially able to provide health insurance for themselves and their families.

Council on Graduate Medical Education 

Provides an ongoing assessment of physician workforce trends, training issues and financing policies, and recommends appropriate Federal and private sector efforts on these issues.

A helpful site for those pursuing a medical assisting career, authored by healthcare providers.  Provides information on medical assisting jobs, careers, training programs, certification, and the best schools across the nation.

Directory of Primary Care Associations (PCA)

The U.S. Surgeon General’s Family History Initiative

This initiative seeks to provide accessible methods for easily obtaining an accurate family health history and to increase use of the family health history in disease prevention and health promotion.



Cultural Competence

Cross Cultural Health Care Program

Offers cultural competence trainings, interpreter trainings, research projects, community coalition building, and other services in an effort to improve access to culturally and linguistically appropriate health care.

Cultural competency resources from HRSA’s Information Center

Diversity Rx

Promotes language and cultural competence to improve the quality of health care for minority, immigrant, and ethnically diverse communities.

Georgetown University Child Development Center

National Center for Cultural Competence

Office of Minority Health 

Develops health policies and programs to help improve the health of racial and ethnic populations and eliminate disparities.

The Provider’s Guide to Quality and Culture

Web-based tool for health professionals interested in providing culturally and linguistically appropriate services to multicultural populations.



Mental and Behavioral Health Training & Courses

American Mental Health Services and Education Center

Offers accredited online continuing education courses for mental and behavioral health professionals.

PsyBC Psy Broadcasting Corporation 

Offers online continuing education for mental and behavioral health professionals.



Professional Associations

Dental Health

Mental and Behavioral Health


Nurse Practitioners


Physician Assistants

Rural Health