Skip to main content

If you want to be in the know about what’s going on at our organization, you’ve come to the right place. Be sure to check back regularly to get our latest news updates.

A recording of the Applicant Workshop webinar presented on December 17 is now available. Click on the article title to access the recording, the handout, and the PowerPoint presentation used in the webinar. Contact CHE with questions. Applications for the Spring 2021 grant cycle are due by noon on Friday, February 12, 2021.

Applications for CHE's Spring 2021 Resiliency Fund grant cycle are due on Friday, February 12. Join us on Thursday, December 17, at 2 p.m. for an applicant workshop webinar to learn more. Register for the webinar here: The webinar will be recorded and posted on the CHE website. Contact Jodi Loos at, with questions.

At its most recent meeting, the CHE Board of Trustees approved grants totaling up to $589,136 for year one and $1,078,145 over three years. All grants listed begin on January 1, 2020. Additional funds from the Resiliency Fund will be awarded in a second round in early 2021. Click on the link to view a list of grantee partners funded in this cycle.

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.

The March 23 "Grief After Suicide" event has been postponed until further notice.

CHE grants will enable local health care providers to prescribe exercise to their patients through the BikeLNK bike share program and will support collaboration among local organizations that provide mentoring, which can lessen the effects of childhood toxic stress. At its most recent meeting, the CHE Board of Trustees approved grants totaling up to $324,494 for year one and $560,589 over three years. All grants listed begin on January 1, 2020. Click on the article title for information about all seven grants made in the Fall 2019 grant cycle.

The Community Health Endowment of Lincoln (CHE) is sponsoring its sixth series of Community Conversations beginning Wednesday, October 16. Three events give community members the opportunity to learn more and ask questions about the recently released Place Matters 3.0 community mapping project. The November event will focus on how vaping is affecting Lincoln. The final Community Conversation of the year features a conversation with Kim Russel who is retiring in January after nearly 12 years at the helm of Bryan Health.

All events are free and open to the public. Registration is requested and available online at Location for each event in included in the descriptions below.

Place Matters 3.0. How does where we live, work, and play affect our health? See where health factors have improved in Lincoln since 2017 and where will still face challenges, and discuss insights and ideas. Choose from one of three events: Wednesday, October 16, at 2 p.m. at CHE, 250 North 21st Street; Friday, October 18, at 10 a.m. at the Child Advocacy Center, 5025 Garland Street; and Wednesday, October 23, at 7 p.m. at College View Church, 4801 Prescott Ave. Presented in partnership with the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department.

Vaping – A New Public Health Threat, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2 p.m., at CHE. The use of electronic cigarettes, vaping, is in the news nearly every day. Learn more about what vaping looks like in Lincoln, hear a personal story about e-cigarette addiction, and find out what you can do to help our community stop this new public health threat. Presented in partnership with the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department.

Five Lessons Learned from a Career in Health Care: A Conversation with Kim Russel, Wednesday, December 11, 10:30 a.m., at CHE. When Kim Russel retires as President and CEO of Bryan Health in January 2020, she will have led Lincoln’s largest health system for nearly 12 years. During that time, Russel and the Bryan Health team navigated the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and a new electronic health record system and oversaw expansion projects on both Bryan Health campuses, all while providing care to thousands of patients. Russel has served on the CHE Board of Trustees since 2008 and as chair from 2013 – 2015. Join us for this conversation with Russel and Lori Seibel, CHE president and CEO. Presented in partnership with Bryan Health.

Powered by Firespring