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BHECN Releases 2019 Report
The Behavioral Health Education Center of Nebraska (BHECN) is in our 10th year serving the state, and our mission remains the same – improve access to behavioral health in Nebraska by developing a skilled and passionate workforce.

We invite you to read the following pages of BHECN’s biennial legislative report, summarizing our work in addressing behavioral health workforce shortages in Nebraska.

An interactive version is available online at this link:
BHECN Video Spotlight
Sharing Inspiration & Inspirational Ideas
Watch the BHECN Spotlight on
Ben Rayment, Graduate Student at
the University of Nebraska Medical Center
BHECN Awards Programs Across Nebraska
Ambassador Career Engagement Award Recipient Spotlight #3 - Metro Area Teen Health Summit:
Minding my Business
The third of the Ambassador Career Engagement Award programs in the spotlight for 2019-2020 is the Metro Area Teen Health Summit: Minding My Business

Two hundred middle, senior high school, and first-year college students from Douglas, Sarpy and Cass counties will attend a daylong conference with keynote speakers and breakout sessions to learn about behavioral health careers, healthy relationships, mental health topics, financial literacy and interacting with police officers. The summit will be coordinated by the North Omaha Community Care Council and UNMC Center for Reducing Health Disparities .
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 .
Project ECHO Calls
January - February

Thursday, January 16
(Register by Jan 12)
Presenter Dr. Christine Chasek

Thursday, February 6
(Register by Feb 2)
Presenter Dr. John Massey

Thursday, February 20
(Register by Feb 16)
Presenter Dr. Kim Haynes-Henson
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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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