Region V Systems (Region V) is the legislatively-designated authority responsible for planning, coordinating, and contracting for publicly-funded behavioral health services in the 16-county region in southeast Nebraska. The Public Policy Center consulted with Region V to assist them in developing greater internal capacity for continuous quality improvement, particularly in the area of outcomes-focused measurement. The […]
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The Public Policy Center will serve as the program evaluator for a three-year project aiming to end chronic homelessness in Lincoln, NE. Through a collaboration of Region V Behavioral Health Systems, CenterPointe, and the Mental Health Association, the project will provide housing, behavioral health treatment, and peer and employment supports to persons experiencing chronic homelessness […]
Abdel-Monem, Tarik, & Dekraai, Mark. (August 2014). Rights and Grievance Processes for Consumers of Behavioral Health. Report Appendix.
Abdel-Monem, T., Dekraai, M., (August 2014) Rights and Grievance Processes for Consumers of Behavioral Health Final Report.
Consumers of behavioral health services have rights identified in federal and state law. However, navigating those rights and enforcement systems can be a complicated and difficult process. A particularly important right is the right to file a grievance about a behavioral health provider, but many consumers may neglect to do so because they fear retaliation […]
This project studied the programs and supports serving persons with disabilities who work, or want to work, in competitive employment settings. The result was a series of reports covering areas relating to persons with disabilities’ perceptions and experiences with work, the structuring of personal assistant services, the impact on changes in Medicaid eligibility guidelines and […]
The University of Nebraska Public Policy Center conducted a research project to explore the perceptions and experiences of a variety of stakeholders involved in Nebraska’s service coordination system for people with developmental disabilities. This project began at the request of the Service Coordination Workgroup, created through interim study resolution LR 42, 2003 and coordinated through […]
Shank, N. & Perkins, T. (2006). Developmental disabilities service coordination in Nebraska (final report).
Shank, N. & Perkins, T. (2006). Developmental disabilities service coordination in Nebraska (summary).
Shank, N. & Perkins, T. (2006). LR 42 services coordination study executive summary.