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Kickoff message for the HCAN 2021 Virtual Conference

by CEO Amy Behnke Good morning and welcome to the Health Center Association of Nebraska 2021 Virtual Conference. I am Amy Behnke and I have had the honor of serving as HCAN’s CEO for the past six years. For those of you who may be new to your role, HCAN is Nebraska’s Primary Care Association […]

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Serving Nebraska: Mutual of America Financial Group

        Written by: Mutual of America Financial Group A leading provider of investment and retirement services, Mutual of America Financial Group is no stranger to Nebraska. The Company opened its Omaha office a year ago, and as a result, growing closer to the local community has gone hand in hand with increasing our […]

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Was, Is, Can Be: The Evolution of the Opioid Crisis in America

  Submitted by Jennifer A. Collins, PhD, F-ABFT VP Operations/Discipline Director Forensic Toxicology—LabCorp What Was As most everyone knows, the U.S. is in the midst of an opioid epidemic. In 2017 the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) declared the opioid epidemic a public health emergency, but the roots of the problem go back […]

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, […]