Northeast Nebraska Behavioral Health Network
- Year Network was Established: 2013
- Grant Period: 2020-2021
- Program Representative Interviewed: Sandy Williams
- Service Area: Northeastern and Northcentral Nebraska
Program Overview: The Northeast Nebraska Behavioral Health Network started as a
coalition in 2013 in response to observed gaps in behavioral/mental health services due to significant
shortages of behavioral/mental health specialists in their 24 rural county service area. They became a
formal network in 2015 and and received 501(c)3 status in 2018.
The Behavioral Health Network activities have focused around attracting and retaining psychiatric and advanced-practice psychiatric nurse practitioner students from area colleges, using Project ECHO and similar models as references, and educating communities in the region on behavioral/mental health issues.
There are currently five network partners plus a representative from the Nebraska Department of Human Services Division of Behavioral Health. Members include: Read more about Project ECHO and see more examples of rural health workforce recruitment and retention models on RHIhub.