The Board of Trustees of the Community Health Endowment (CHE) announces the availability of $1,200,000 to achieve its vision of making Lincoln the healthiest community in the nation. CHE recognizes that healthcare systems on the local, state, and national levels are undergoing extraordinary transformation and, while some changes remain uncertain, our community must act now to assure that Lincoln’s safety net is strong and sustainable. According to Joe Flower, healthcare futurist and keynote speaker at the 2012 CHE Annual Meeting, “If we are smart and fast and aggressive and have a clear vision, there is a better chance than ever that we can help (the healthcare system) change not chaotically but in ways that will make it better and cheaper for everyone. That’s our job and this is our chance.”
Using the theme of Rethinking, Revitalizing, and Reforming, CHE has established the following funding priorities:
INCREASE ACCESS TO PATIENT-CENTERED MEDICAL AND DENTAL HOMES
IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF SAFETY NET SERVICES
PREPARE FOR CHANGE
SUPPORT HEALTHY LIVING
Stage I applications are now being accepted as part of an open, competitive funding process. Additional information and application materials can be found at Current Priorities. The deadline for submission is January 4, 2013.
For further information, contact CHE at 402-436-5516.