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Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Open House and
10th Anniversary Celebration!
We hope you enjoy this look back at our event.
BHECN Video Spotlight
Watch the BHECN Spotlight on
Kristen Hembree, Ph.D. Assistant Professor at
the University of Nebraska Medical Center
Sharing Inspiration & Inspirational Ideas
Munroe-Meyer Institute
Integrated Behavioral Health Clinics 2019
In partnership with the Munroe-Meyer Institute, 43 integrated behavioral health/primary care clinics have been established across Nebraska:
   • 25 of these clinics serve rural areas
   • 18 serve urban areas
In addition to providing ease of behavioral health service access to children, adolescents and families across Nebraska, these clinics serve as critical behavioral health intern training sites, training 47 students in 2017 & 2018. Read more.
BHECN Spotlight
Introducing Mark Carter
Meet Mark Carter, a first-year medical student at UNMC. Mark was interested in human physiology at a young age and is working toward a career in psychiatry or neurology. Read the rest of Mark's story online! Read more.
BHECN Awards Programs Across Nebraska
Ambassador Career Engagement Award Recipient Spotlight #2 - P athways to Behavioral Health Professions
The second of the Ambassador Career Engagement Award programs we will put the spotlight on for 2019 is the Pathways to Behavioral Health Professions: An Insider's Perspective.

Through small group discussions and meetings with professionals and peer specialists, students in the Grand Island Public School district will gain An Insider’s Perspective  with partners from Mary Lanning Healthcare.

Between 50-75 students in grades, 10-12 will learn about behavioral health careers and view presentations from representatives from local hospitals and organizations providing behavioral health services. Students will also have access to book and movie club activities related to mental health topics.
BHECN selected six programs for 2019-2020 to receive Ambassador Career Engagement Awards. Launched in June of 2017, the awards give funding to local community groups who offer introductory programming to educate Nebraska students, primarily in rural or under-served communities, about behavioral health professions.
Training Opportunities
Learn more and register for Project ECHO calls .
Upcoming Project ECHO Calls

Thursday, December 5
(Register by December 1)
Presenter Dr. Sandy Cook-Fong

Thursday, December 19
(Register by December 15)
Presenter Dr. Todd Stull
BHECN Updates
Reminder...We've Moved!
984242 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-4242
The BHECN offices are now physically located at 4470 Farnam Street, Omaha, NE. However, our mailing address, phone numbers, email addresses, and other contact information remain the same.
Click on the map to download and print instructions on how to find us and where to pa rk. If you have questions please let us know!
Visit to find a career/employee match today!
Nebraska's Behavioral Health Jobs Website

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  • Internships
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • New Job postings
  • Resumes

BHECN's Mission
The Behavioral Health Education Center of Nebraska (BHECN), pronounced “beacon”, was established in 2009 by a legislative bill to address the shortage of behavioral health professionals in rural and underserved areas of the state. It is a unique partnership among the state legislature, academic institutions, and community partners
to create a statewide workforce solution to increase the number of licensed behavioral health professionals.

View our video to learn more about our mission, programs and initiatives.
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