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Watch the video of the Annual Meeting and the presentation of Place Matters here.

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  • The Michael J. Tavlin Leadership Award recognizes "exceptional and visionary commitment to board and community service." CHE is seeking nominees for the 2016 award. Click on the title of this news article for more information or to download a copy of the nomination form. Nominations are due to CHE by 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 17.

  • CHE is partnering with the Lincoln Suicide Prevention Coalition to offer suicide prevention training on Friday, January 29, 2016 from 12 noon – 1:30 p.m. The training, “QPR Gatekeeper Suicide Prevention Training,” is designed to help anyone learn to recognize the warning signs of suicide, offer hope and get help through a process of Question, Persuade, and Refer. The training is free and open to the public. More information and registration are available here:

  • Stage I applications for CHE's Spring 2016 grant cycle are due by noon on Friday, January 8. Click on the article title to access the page with a link to the online application and to download the information shared during this cycle's applicant workshops. All applications must be submitted online. If you have questions about application requirements, contact CHE at (402) 436-5516 or email Marcia White,

"Place Matters" Mapping Project Proves Location Impacts Health

At its Annual Meeting on June 17, CHE released the findings from “Place Matters”, a community mapping project that illustrates how your health is affected by where you live. The maps also depicted that life expectancy in Lincoln can vary by nearly three decades from neighborhood to neighborhood. David J. Erickson, PhD., Director of Center for Community Development Investments at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco delivered the keynote speech, “Health Happens in Neighborhoods.” The video of the Annual Meeting is available in its entirety on the 10HealthTV YouTube channel.

Annual Meeting Collage

The Annual Meeting included a speech by David J. Erickson, PhD., in which he discusses the multiple factors that contribute to pre-mature death (upper left); Additionally, CHE President/CEO Lori Seibel gave a presentation explaining the work that was put into the "Place Matters" maps and why they are important (lower right).

Community Conversations Offer Powerful, Personal Stories

As CHE's Community Conversations for the summer conclude, the final Converstation "My Story: I Live with Mental Health Challenges," featured stories of people who live with mental health challenges themselves or have family members who do.

Video of all Community Convesations in this series are available for online viewing in their entirety here.

Members of the panel for "My Story: I Live with Mental Health Challenges," shared their stories of experiences working with people living with mental health challenges, living with mental health challenges themselves or with family members who do. From left: Sam Brown; Lindsey Wagaman; Abbigail Swatsworth; and Tom Sullivan.

CHE Featured in Why Community Matters Video Series

CHE and two of the projects we have funded -- the Lincoln Public Schools Wellness Coordinator through Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln and the REAL Program of the Mental Health Association of Nebraska are featured in the latest round of "Why Community Matters" stories sponsored by Pinnacle Bank. View the video here.

Largest Grant in CHE History Supports Integrated Clinic

The largest grant in the history of the Community Health Endowment of Lincoln will support Health 360, an integrated primary care and behavioral health clinic, scheduled to open in late 2015. CHE’s $1.3 million investment will help renovate the former Office Max building at 23rd and O and provide operational support. Mayor Chris Beutler and City Councilman Carl Eskridge along with officials from CHE and collaborating providers Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska and the People’s Health Center announced the project in a news conference held recently at CHE.

Media Coverage

$1.3 million investment will help fund integrated clinic, Lincoln Journal Star, 12/18/14

Nonprofits plan health clinic for former OfficeMax building, Lincoln Journal Star, 12/18/14

New Integrated Health Clinic to Open in Lincoln, 10-11 News, 12/18/14

News Conference Video, 5 City TV, 12/18/14

Bryan Health President and CEO Kim Russel, also Chair of the CHE Board of Trustees, is joined by (from left )CHE president and CEO Lori Seibel, Lincoln Mayor Chris Beutler and City Councilman Carl Eskridge at the news conference announcing the new Health 360 integrated clinic.

Architect's rendering of the new Health 360 Clinic at 23rd & O Streets. The clinic is scheduled to open in late 2015.

The Community Health Endowment (CHE) is working to make Lincoln, Nebraska, the healthiest community in the nation. Focused on that vision, we foster innovation, creativity, strong partnerships and the exchange of ideas. It is a privilege to work toward a healthier Lincoln. We invite you to help guide our way.