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Nebraska Youth Suicide Prevention

The University of Nebraska Public Policy Center is partnering with the Nebraska State Suicide Prevention Coalition, Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Division of Behavioral Health, Nebraska Department of Education, Regional Behavioral Health Authorities, and Society of Care to carry out activities as part of a youth suicide prevention grant from the Substance Abuse […]

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Transforming Ideas into Action

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, […]

University of Nebraska Public Policy Center – Sound Research. Smart policy. Positive Impact.

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.

BEAM Behavioral Health Training Center

BEAM is a training academy for behavioral health professionals that focuses on providing continuing education training and enhancing professional skills.  See the BEAM brochure for more info. 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 […]

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: Organizational Consulting

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 […]

Testing the Implementation and Sustainment Facilitation (ISF) Strategy as an Effective Adjunct to the Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) Strategy-Study Protocol for a Cluster Randomized Trial

Garner, B. R., et al. (2017). “Testing the implementation and sustainment facilitation (ISF) strategy as an effective adjunct to the Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) strategy: study protocol for a cluster randomized trial.” Addiction Science & Clinical Practice 12(1): 32.

Testing the Effectiveness of a Motivational Interviewing-Based Brief Intervention for Substance Use as an Adjunct to Usual Care in Community-Based AIDS Service Organizations-Study Protocol for a Multisite Randomized Controlled Trial

Garner, B. R., et al. (2017). “Testing the effectiveness of a motivational interviewing-based brief intervention for substance use as an adjunct to usual care in community-based AIDS service organizations: study protocol for a multisite randomized controlled trial.” Addiction Science & Clinical Practice 12(1): 31.