Center researchers worked to establish a training institute with the Nebraska Information Analysis Center (NIAC) and its stakeholders to strengthen relationships, collaborate, and enhance the use of data at the local level. This project was intended to facilitate the flow of information between NIAC and area law enforcement to better serve the information and intelligence […]
The University of Nebraska Public Policy Center assisted the Nebraska State Patrol in searching for and selecting a new records management system. The goal was to identify and engage a records management system vendor that can meet the needs of the State Patrol. A three-phase approach was used to enable the Nebraska State Patrol to […]
This project evaluated opportunities, barriers, and gaps for recycling and solid waste disposal across all Nebraska counties and municipalities. Tools for the program evaluation included a multi-modal survey approach as well as several stakeholder focus groups. As part of the project, the research team collected stakeholder input on strategies to enhance recycling in Nebraska in […]
The Nebraska Strong Recovery Project is a mental health outreach program working with Nebraska communities and individuals. Outreach workers and hotlines provide community-based counseling and identify unmet needs during the COVID-19 pandemic in the state of Nebraska. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funds the Crisis Counseling Program in conjunction with the Center for Mental […]
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 Interchurch Ministries of Nebraska to carry out activities as part of a youth suicide prevention grant from the Substance […]
The purpose of this program was to improve access to healthcare for persons who are uninsured and underinsured in the Nebraska panhandle. The Public Policy Center assisted in the evaluation of the collaborative, assessing the level and impact of collaboration on the success of the project.
This project studied the programs and supports serving persons with disabilities who work, or want to work, in competitive employment settings. The result was a series of reports covering areas relating to persons with disabilities’ perceptions and experiences with work, the structuring of personal assistant services, the impact on changes in Medicaid eligibility guidelines and […]
Researchers working on this project aimed to learn about Nebraskans visions of their future with specific foci on quality of life issues and state and local tax and spending.
Peer Support Services are an important component in the behavioral health system of care and have been shown to improve outcomes for persons with behavioral health challenges. While peer support has been studied extensively in community programs, relatively little is known about effective implementation in inpatient settings. This project established an innovative pilot for peer […]
The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services contracted with the Public Policy Center to assess Nebraska’s current peer support certification process and to assist in coordinating a trauma-informed care initiative. The project included a review of literature on certification and trauma related to peer support services, a survey and focus groups conducted with peer […]