When we began the year covered by this report, CHE was wrapping up the celebration of our 20th anniversary. We could not have predicted that just 12 months later, our community and our world would be living through a global pandemic. This annual report is “A Tale of Two Cities” -- the Lincoln that existed before COVID-19 and the Lincoln that is emerging. This 2019-2020 Annual Report is dedicated to public health professionals, medical providers, and non-profit organizations who stepped into new roles and stood in the gap between safety and fear with selflessness and compassion. The CHE 2019-2020 Annual Report is available to view online or download by clicking on the title of this article.
Working with the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department, CHE has added a new set of maps to the Place Matters Community Mapping Project. These maps show where poverty and race/ethnicity exceed the average rates for the city of Lincoln, and where those two factors overlap. The final map in the set shows where both poverty and race/ethnicity are most concentrated and exceed double their average rates. Click on the title of this article to open the maps in a new window.
The Board of Trustees of the Community Health Endowment of Lincoln (CHE) today announced the establishment of a Resiliency Fund of up to $2.5 million to support the community’s efforts to recover from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. CHE also established new funding priorities around health equity, human connection, and embracing opportunity.
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For the latest information on Lincoln's COVID-19 response, go to COVID19.lincoln.ne.gov.