HCAN provides training and technical assistance as well as education and advocacy for all seven health centers and their patients.
HCAN supports the health centers in the following areas:
Training and Technical Assistance
Health Center Association of Nebraska (HCAN)’s principal responsibility is to offer training and technical assistance to community health centers to support their commitment to provide high-quality, comprehensive healthcare services. Throughout the year, HCAN offers monthly Peer-to-Peer team calls, annual conferences, webinars, in-person trainings and individual assistance to health center leadership and staff. HCAN works with regional and national partners to provide timely and high quality trainings as well as guidance on any new or ongoing federal and state initiatives. For questions about HCAN Training and Technical Assistance opportunities, please contact Jenna Thomsen, Director of Training and Technical Assistance, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Learning Teams establish valuable connections on the state and national levels. Peer-to-Peer network groups include:
- Dental and Oral Health
- Financial Operations Management
- Human Resources Team
- Communications Team
- Outreach and Enrollment Team
- Behavioral Health Team
- Emergency Preparedness
Research and Communication
Health center staff receive a biweekly eBrief and alerts regarding the latest public regulations and programs, published best practices, and trainings related to health care for disadvantaged persons.
National Cooperative Agreements (NCAs)
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) establishes National Cooperative Agreements (NCAs) with organizations to provide national training and technical assistance (T/TA) to community health centers.
The NCAs provide training and technical assistance that address special/vulnerable populations and topics. To find a list of NCAs please click here.
Additional training and technical assistance resources and program funding can be found at:
Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH)
The Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) model emphasizes comprehensive and continuous care provided by a team of health professionals, and delivered in a way that focuses on each patient’s unique needs. HCAN is committed to supporting Nebraska community health centers in achieving transformation to the PCMH model as a means to reduce costs and improve effectiveness and outcomes in healthcare. If you need assistance with the recognition process, please contact Jenna Thomsen at jthomsen@HCANebraska.org.