The Community Health Endowment of Lincoln's 2016 Annual Meeting featured six community members whose stories show how people are working to make Lincoln a healthier place. To learn about and be inspired by the stories of our six fighters, dreamers, and doers, watch the annual meeting and view  or download our annual report. 

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News & Announcements

  • CHE's Community Conversation series returns with two "My Story" events, one on food allergies and one on prescription drug addiction, and the reprise of one of our most popular conversations, a look at the changing landscape of health care in Lincoln. Learn more about each event and register by clicking on the title of this article. The first event is October 25, so register today!

  • Many children from Lincoln's low-income families will have more opportunities for quality early childhood education and health, nutrition and fitness programming thanks to CHE's most recently awarded grants. Click on the title of this article to download the news release about these grants supporting 12 organizations .

  • 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.

Community Conversations Explore Food Allergies, Opioid Addiction and Health Care Landscape

The Community Health Endowment of Lincoln (CHE) is sponsoring its fourth series of Community Conversations beginning October 25. Two events continue the popular “My Story” theme and the third updates one of the most popular conversations of the past three years by revisiting the changing landscape of health care in Lincoln.

All events are free to the public and held at CHE, 250 N. 21st St., Suite 2 (upstairs). Free parking is available in front of the building and in the lot north of 21st & Q. More information and registration is available at

2016 Annual Meeting Highlights Six Lincoln Fighters, Dreamers, and Doers

This year's Annual Meeting featured six short presentations from people working to make Lincoln a healthier community. The speakers shared how they fought for increasing access to health care, why they dream of helping moms breastfeed their babies, and what they do help people struggling with mental illness. The presentations talked about growing up in places as different as Greeley, Nebraska, and Bogota, Colombia. Together, their stories demonstrate what's possible right here in Lincoln. 

Six people stand in front of the fighters, dreamers, and doers logo.

From left, Cari Johnson, Julie B., Sen. Kathy Campbell, Sharon Cheney, Nikki Siegel, and Sgt. John Walsh pose for a photo at CHE's 2016 Annual Meeting.

CHE also presented three awards during the Annual Meeting. 

"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.

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.