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University of Nebraska Public Policy Center

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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: Application has been made for six hours of Criminal Justice (Probation), LADC, […]

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.

Privileged Communications of Military Chaplains and Mental Health Professionals: Case Law of Military Rules of Evidence 503 and 513

Abdel-Monem, T., DeKraai, M., & Bulling, D. (2017). Privileged Communications of Military Chaplains and Mental Health Professionals: Case Law of Military Rules of Evidence 503 and 513. Military Law Review. 288-346.

Nebraska System of Care Evaluation

The Nebraska System of Care (NeSOC) creates a comprehensive and sustainable system of care that is youth guided, family-driven, trauma-informed and culturally responsive to improve outcomes for children and youth with serious emotional disturbances and their families. Public Policy Center researchers will work with partners to collect service-level data on individuals and families to complete […]