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University of Nebraska Public Policy Center

Projects

Gambler’s Assistance Program Evaluation Project

The purpose of this project was to evaluate the effectiveness of the Nebraska’s Gamblers Assistance Program in order to inform policy-makers about possible changes and improvements to the program. The program had four specific goals: Conduct a formative evaluation of the Gamblers Assistance Program Establish an ongoing participatory process for evaluation relevant to quality improvement for policy […]

Gamblers Assistance Program Standards Facilitation

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 […]

Governor’s Early Childhood Mental Health Initiative

The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services contracted with the Public Policy Center to administer this project. The Governor’s initiative was designed to develop an integrated system of mental health care using a collaborative network of existing providers and new services that fill critical gaps in the current system for young children (prenatal to […]

Great Plains Public Health Training Center Evaluation

The University of Nebraska Public Policy Center conducted an evaluation of the Great Plains Public Health Training Center (GPPHTC), one of the nation’s HRSA-funded, congressionally mandated public health training centers. The evaluation was conducted of the first two years of the GPPHTC’s operations, which was based out of the University of Nebraska Medical Center College […]

Greater Omaha Regional Education Data Working Group Facilitation and Measure Identification

The Greater Omaha Regional Education Data Working Group wanted to develop an understanding of the region’s educational outcomes from cradle-to-career. The Public Policy Center assisted the 25 member work group by providing facilitation and measure identification expertise during the project’s launch phase. Collaborating with the Center were Dr. Helen Raikes, UNL Center for Research on […]

Hazardous Waste Collection Community Engagement

The Lincoln/Lancaster County Health Department and the City of Lincoln Public Works and Utilities Department wanted to expand the Toxics-reduction Program and explore the possibility of having a permanent location for hazardous waste disposal. As part of that project expansion they wanted to provide opportunities for meaningful involvement of community members. Researchers from the Center […]

Hazardous Waste Site Review Committee Facilitation

The University of Nebraska Public Policy Center served as the Facilitator for the Hazardous Waste Site Review Committee. The Site Review Committee was required by statute for proposals to install and operate a hazardous waste management facility in Nebraska. The Committee reviewed a proposal by Heritage Disposal and Storage, LLC for a waste management facility […]

HIV-AIDS: Issues in Treatment, Stigma, and Policy Symposium

A statewide symposium, HIV-AIDS: Issues in Treatment, Stigma, and Policy, sponsored by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Law/Psychology Program, UNL Psychology Department and the Public Policy Center, was held April 22-24, 1999. The symposium took an interdisciplinary approach to the investigation of three closely related issues: life-sustaining treatment for persons with HIV-AIDS; the stigma of HIV-AIDS; […]

Homeland Security Planning Project

The goal of Nebraska’s homeland security planning project is to engage local jurisdictions in regional planning that strengthens and integrates local, regional and state emergency management plans and processes. Planning capabilities will be sustained via establishment of a statewide planning community. The University of Nebraska Public Policy Center provides technical assistance to enhance the capacity […]