Individuals with serious mental illness or substance use issues generally have more serious physical health problems than the general population; yet this population has difficulty accessing appropriate medical care through the traditional health care system. Lutheran Family Services and People’s Health Center have developed the Health 360 program, a new integrated approach which provides behavioral […]
Substance Abuse & Addictions Archives - University of Nebraska Public Policy Center
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 […]
Study of the Opportunities for Public Health, Behavioral Health, and Primary Care Integration in Nebraska
Integrating public health, primary care and behavioral health care provides opportunities that can benefit all people in Nebraska. PPC staff members conducted a literature review of promising national practices and performing an environmental scan of innovative integration projects across Nebraska. Staff facilitated workgroup meetings that engaged partners to discuss opportunities and ideas. The workgroup developed […]
Community Assessment & Education to Promote Behavioral Health Planning and Evaluation (CAPE) Phase II: Innovation Communities
The Public Policy Center teamed up with several Lincoln organizations to identify behavioral health data that provide insights into community trends. Through this project, existing administrative data was compiled to increase community knowledge about behavioral health and created a context for behavioral health system action. One of four “innovation community” projects across the United States, […]
The Gamblers Assistance Program project initiated the facilitation of a work group identified through the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (NDHHS) Gamblers Assistance Program stakeholders to identify behavioral health clinical supervision standards, best practices, and recommendations for clinical supervision scholarship processes. The group also created a problem gambling credentialing scholarship process to assist […]
Rights and Grievance Processes for Consumers of Behavioral Health. Report Appendix. Abdel-Monem, Tarik, and Dekraai, Mark. (August 2014).
Rights and Grievance Processes for Consumers of Behavioral Health Final Report. Abdel-Monem, Tarik, and Dekraai, Mark. (August 2014).
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 built on major behavioral health system reform efforts to develop systems of care specifically for children (age birth to 5; youth; youth with co-occurring disorders; substance abuse; transition age youth). The project aimed to individualize service models for children and youth, establish culturally and linguistically appropriate practices, and form a coalition for an […]
The purpose of the project was to develop an integrated strategic plan, including the perspectives of consumers and families as well as government officials and service providers, to guide the behavioral health system (i.e., mental health, substance abuse and gambling) in Nebraska.