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Community and Rural Health Planning
Public Health

What would you like to do?

What would you like to do?

What you need to know

What you need to know

​​​​​​​​​​​​Our mission is to define and promote the development of a health care system that assures the availability and accessibility of quality health care services to meet the needs of people living in rural Nebraska.

Programs and activities are designed to assist rural Nebraskans get high quality health care through: recruitment and retention, hospital maintenance, community planning, health care networks and cooperative ventures, identifying community leaders, developing leadership skills, and having an information clearinghouse.

The Office develops state rural health policy in consultation with the Rural Health Advisory Commission.

Contact our Staff

Phone: (402) 471-2337
FAX: (402) 471-0180

Heidi Peirce
Administrator, Office of Rural Health

Nancy Jo Hansen
Health Program Manager

  • Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program (FLEX)
  • Small Rural Hospital Improvement Program (SHIP) 

​Martha Gonzalez
Health Program Manager

  • Primary Care Office, Director
  • National Health Services Corps
  • Federal Shortage Areas Recruitment and Retention

Rachael Wolfe 
Health Program Manager​

  • Nebraska Loan Repayment Program

Jok Akech​
Health Program Manager

  • ​Nebraska NHSC State Loan Repayment Program (SLRP)

Deb Stoltenberg 
Staff Assistant

Ann Larimer
Secretary/Website Contact