CHE's 2016 Annual Meeting features six inspiring 400-second stories from people on the frontlines of making Lincoln a healthier community. 

Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 3 p.m., Bryan Health East Campus Plaza Conference Center, 1600 South 48th St.

The meeting is free and open to the public. Registration is requested and available here: https://che2016.eventbrite.com

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News & Announcements

  • CHE has released the 2017 Funding Calendar including dates for both the Spring and Fall Cycles. Click on the title of this article to download the calendar. Watch this space for updates on the Applicant Workshops and other funding calendar news.

  • Download information from the March 2016 CHE Applicant Workshops by clicking on the title of this article. Stage I applications for the Fall 2016 grant cycle are due to CHE by noon on Friday, June 3, 2016.

  • Improving dental care for low-income patients, providing more opportunity for physical activity to low-income youth and supporting women of color, refugees and immigrants in their efforts to breastfeed are just three of the eight projects recently approved for funding by the Community Health Endowment. Click on the title of this article to download a news release describing all eight projects.

"Place Matters" Mapping Project Proves Location Impacts Health

Watch this short video for an overview of CHE's Place Matters Community Mapping Project and an introduction to our interactive, online maps. For access to the online maps, click on the Place Matters tab in the navigation bar above.


At its 2015 Annual Meeting, 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 showed 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.

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).


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.


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. Since its inception in 1999, CHE has returned more than $23 million to the residents of Lincoln to help make Lincoln the healthiest community in the nation.