Entries by HCAN

8 Steps for Organization-Wide Suicide Prevention

By Dr Laura Leone, DSW, MSSW, LMSW Integrated Health Consultant for Practice Improvement, National Council for Behavioral Health Suicide prevention can seem like a daunting undertaking for any health center, but as the number of deaths by suicide keep increasing, it becomes a necessary public health issue to be addressed within primary care. If your […]

Promising Practices- Oral Health

This promising practice is shared by Bluestem Health in Lincoln, NE In July 2018, Bluestem Health applied for the Safety Net Solution In-Kind Dental Program Technical Assistance. This opportunity was first brought to our attention by Jenna Thomsen, Director of Training and Technical Assistance at HCAN. Bluestem Health’s dental clinic was one of ten programs […]

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MOVING FORWARD WITH 340B

At this time of year, many of us are looking back at 2019 and looking forward to 2020.  As far as the 340B Program goes, although there was a lot of sabre rattling there were very few changes heading into 2020. 2019 Year in Review Legislative Activity Specific to FQHC’s, although 340B was mentioned in […]

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Promising Practices – 340B/Pharmacy

This promising practice is shared by OneWorld Community Health Centers, in Omaha, NE   Please give an overview of your work completed: HCAN offered a unique opportunity to work with a 340B consultant Judy Lapinski.  OneWorld’s Pharmacy Director and CEO met with Judy via phone and email several times in 2019.  HRSA offers best practice […]

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Today is National Voter Registration Day!

Today, September 25th, we celebrate National Voter Registration Day. National Voter Registration Day is a day of action before state deadlines begin in October. Last year, millions of Americans didn’t vote because they missed a registration deadline or didn’t know how to register. This upcoming Midterm elections are especially important for Nebraska. On November 6th, […]

Envolve Vision Van returns to Nebraska!

The Envolve Vision Van stopped in Omaha and Lincoln, June 21st and 22nd, providing 108 Nebraskans with FREE vision screenings, and access to prescription and/or reading glasses. The “SeeMore” Vision Van, a collaboration between Envolve and the Association of Clinicians for the Underserved (ACU), visited six Nebraska Community Health Centers in the last nine months […]

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Giving Days happening in May!

May is here, which means warmer weather is on its way, and school is almost out of session for summer break!  But it also marks the annual kickoff of a very important season of giving  – Nebraska’s Community Giving Days.  During specific days in the month, communities all around the state rally around hundreds of […]

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The Open Enrollment concert rocked!

The Certified Application Counselors (CACs) and other assisters throughout the state of Nebraska rocked Open Enrollment 5! The concert was executed smoothly with a nice balance of lights to complement the music. How many consumers enrolled? This year, 88,213 Nebraskans signed up for health insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Why is this a big […]