The Public Policy Center is a university-wide, multidisciplinary research and outreach unit committed to addressing complex issues by linking academic research, stakeholder perspectives, and practical experience through innovative and creative solutions. Our mission is to link policy with research, process, and practice by working with researchers, policymakers, and stakeholders to actively inform public policy.
Frequently Asked Questions
Center researchers team with policymakers and other stakeholders to bring expertise in the following areas: strategic consulting and planning, communications, data collection and analysis, evaluation, events and seminars, facilitations, grant writing, project management, research, and surveys. Our researchers are not involved in policymaking, but their data-focused approach helps inform public policy decisions. Visit our services page to see a full list of the services we offer, or visit our focus areas page to learn more about our work in specific areas.
To find out about upcoming trainings, conferences, or events, join our Policy Talk newsletter or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. We regularly host virtual and in-person trainings in a variety of areas, including: behavioral health, suicide prevention, disaster preparedness, threat assessment, school safety, and public policy. Many of these items will also be posted on our events page.
To work with the Public Policy Center, call 402-472-5678 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We can direct you to a staff member working in your specific area, or you can visit our staff directory for more information on a specific staff member.
We collaborate in grant writing, project management, and research to inform policymaking. Our researchers are not involved in policymaking, but their data-focused approach helps inform public policy decisions. We link local, state, and federal policymakers to academic and scientific resources and approaches to address important public policy issues covering a wide range of content. Learn more about some of this work on the focus areas page under Civic and Government Systems and Community Engagement.
We take on a wide variety of projects, including those needing help with program design and evaluation; conferences, trainings, and seminars; grant development and management; project management, strategic consulting and planning; scholarly research; and stakeholder and community engagement and outreach. For examples of specific projects, visit our focus areas page.