The Center bridges the gap between ideas and action with data-driven analysis and research that focuses on improving our community. We help government, non-profit, and private organizations work together, apply evidence-based research, and create solutions that achieve results. As we build to our big premiere, check out this last excerpt from our new promotional video, […]
Health Care & Public Health Archives - University of Nebraska Public Policy Center
After more than twenty years working to improve communities around Nebraska, the Public Policy Center is proud to share some of the work we do around the state in a brand new promotional video.
Project Inspire Youth (PIY) provides an innovative approach fostering healthy behaviors that lead to improved health outcomes by reducing childhood obesity. It aims to strengthen the Northeast Lincoln area with the potential to replicate the project in other high impact areas to reduce childhood obesity and increase personal belief of change health outcomes, by approaching […]
Bulling, D., Lowry, R., & Scalora, M. (2019). Addressing barriers to reporting signs of radicalization using a public health approach. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Public Policy Center. Unpublished report.
For the first time, emergency managers and community planners have guidance on how to use the federal Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment process to prepare for drought. Developers of a new online, multi-media Drought THIRA Toolkit.
BEAM is a training academy for behavioral health professionals that focuses on providing continuing education training and enhancing professional skills. Who Should Attend: Professionals in psychology, mental health, addictions, criminal justice, and school counseling. CE Approval: This program is offering six hours of Criminal Justice (Probation), LADC, and Continuing Education (Mental Health & Substance Abuse). […]
Behavioral Health Workforce Development in Nebraska Department of Correctional Services and Nebraska Health and Human Services (LB 242)
The Nebraska Legislature has appropriated funding over two years to the Nebraska Board of Regents for the recruitment of graduate students training as behavioral health professionals. For this project, the Public Policy Center partnered with the Behavioral Health Education Center of Nebraska (BHECN), the Department of Correctional Services, and the Department of Health and Human […]
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 […]
Collaborative County Approaches to Reducing the Prevalence of Individuals with Mental Disorders in Jail
The Public Policy Center is partnering with Region 1 Behavioral Health Authority in a collaborative approach to reducing the prevalence of individuals with mental health disorders in jail. This National Institute of Justice grant funded program focuses on Scottsbluff County in the Panhandle of Nebraska. The Public Policy Center is assisting with facilitation and evaluation […]
The Nebraska State Emergency Response Commission (SERC) consists of representatives from state and local government, including fire, law, public health, schools, industry, transportation, and the public. The Commission oversees the activities of Local Emergency Planning Committees in identifying and preparing for potential risks from hazardous chemicals. The Public Policy Center helps facilitate strategic planning for […]