This project provided evaluation and consultation assistance for the Mid-South Delta Initiative Project (MSDI), which provided financial and technical assistance resources to 2-1-1s in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Arkansas. Hurricanes Katrina and Rita highlighted the need for scalable statewide 2-1-1s in the Gulf Coast region.
On the evening of February 24th, 2005, 162 randomly selected residents of Lincoln/Lancaster County gathered to participate in “A Community Conversation: Future of Lincoln”, on the campus of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The Conversation provided an opportunity for ordinary Lincolnites to discuss their views about the city’s future development plans and quality of life. The […]
In 1999, the Public Policy Center was approached by a member of the Executive Board of the Nebraska Legislature to study agricultural property taxation in the state. The report, “Agricultural Property Taxation: A Comparative Analysis,” was written by Brandon G.Y. Raddatz, an advanced undergraduate research assistant under the supervision of Bruce B. Johnson, Ph.D., a […]
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.
The goal of this project, initially launched in the winter of 2008 and completed later in the spring, was to solicit public opinion about how the City of Lincoln should spend its tax dollars. A scientific phone survey of 600 randomly selected residents was undertaken by the Public Policy Center, working with the University of […]
By the People was a project that incorporated discussion, linkages, and community involvement from Nebraska into a nationwide conversation about America’s role in the world and its relevance to local concerns. 2007 Dialogues in Democracy 2006 Your Water 2005 State of Education 2004 America in the World October Deliberation Day
Center researchers examined the viability of carbon sequestration (the long-term storage of carbon in the terrestrial biosphere, underground, or the oceans so that the buildup of carbon dioxide concentration in the atmosphere will be reduced or slowed) as a commodity from legal, social, and policy perspectives. Special attention was paid to whether there were market […]
The Central Great Plains Climate Education Partnership (CGP-CEP) was formed to create a strategic plan for enhancing climate education of three primary target groups: agricultural producers, K-12 educators, and rural communities. The Public Policy Center, High Plains Regional Climate Center, National Center for Research on Rural Education, Institute for Civic Discourse and Democracy, KSU Office […]
The Public Policy Center facilitated strategic planning sessions for Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District (CNPPID). Center researchers worked with the CNPPID executive team and staff to set agendas, plan meetings and retreats, design surveys, and analyze results all with the intention of assisting CNPPID in defining goals, benchmarks, and metrics for measuring success […]
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 […]