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The University of Nebraska Public Policy Center (PPC) is currently seeking several Research Coordinators to assist with current and future funded projects. The Coordinators will join a diverse research interdisciplinary team within the PPC that engages in a variety of research and coordination...
Dr. Kate Speck and Dr. Alejandra Arango will each lead upcoming trainings focused on safety planning. On June 7, Dr. Speck will focus on aspects of evidenced-based safety planning, warning signs of self-directed violence, and eight incremental steps of safety planning focusing on the Stanley-Brown...
There will be four opportunities to attend an upcoming training titled "Tips and Tricks for Working with Children and Youth in Mental Health Practice." The purpose of the training is to provide Nebraska-licensed mental health professionals (i.e., social workers, counselors, psychologists) currently...
Afghan Refugees toured the Nebraska State Capitol building to learn about Nebraska's Native American influences, history, culture, and unicameral government. Organized by Omaha Public Schools, the activity is just one of many planned by Lincoln Public Schools, Omaha Public Schools, Millard Public...
The 2024 Nebraska Suicide Prevention Summit on March 27th will bring together experts, advocates, and community members to discuss and address critical issues surrounding suicide prevention and postvention in our state. The summit aims to help Nebraskans have a better understanding of suicide...
Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird announced a new partnership between the Lincoln Emergency Communications Center (LECC) 911 services and the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline. The partnership will improve mental health support for community members while more efficiently using City of Lincoln Government...
A Community Climate Resilience Symposium on Feb. 27 assembled researchers, farmers, and community members to spur conversations about climate resilience. In addition to sharing stories of how their lives have been impacted by climate change, attendees discussed how agriculture and other disciplines...
Lexington Pre-K students sent thank you notes after participating in Second Step Early Learning. The University of Nebraska Public Policy Center (NUPPC) is partnering with the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Division of Public Health on a project to address behavioral health needs...
This one-day symposium will bring together cities, towns, underrepresented groups and student groups from the Great Plains to co-create plans for next year’s Climate Resilience Institute. Events include a climate history harvest, public engagement sessions and a sharing of ongoing and upcoming...
A team of University of Nebraska-Lincoln students was one of three university teams to participate as finalists in the 2024 national Invent2Prevent competition in Washington D.C. Lauren Ostrowski, Kayla Enfield and Joselyn Vacek, were invited to present at the national competition and received the...
Congratulations to each and every one of our Undergraduate Research Assistants and Undergraduate Copy Editor for making the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Dean's List for the 2023-24 fall semester. All of our students work hard and prove themselves to be exemplary through their work at the Public...
Now accepting applicants Every summer, students from the University of Nebraska arrive in Washington, D.C. to start their summer internships. To encourage their success, the Washington D.C. Professional Enrichment Academy (DCPEA) meets once a week in the evening and connects students with prominent...
The latest issue of The Dialogue, a quarterly newsletter for disaster behavioral health coordinators, local service providers, federal agencies, and nongovernmental organizations, features "Steps to Revising an All-Hazards Disaster Behavioral Health Plan" by Dr. Denise Bulling, Senior Research...
Safe2Help Nebraska is a reporting system designed for students, staff, and parents to anonymously report concerning behavior which could impact the safety of students or schools across Nebraska. Reports may include, but are not limited to: School Threats, Bullying/Cyberbullying, Suicide Concern...
The Public Policy Center will be closed Friday, December 22 through Monday, January 1 for the winter holiday. We will return on Tuesday, January 2, 2024. Have a safe and happy holiday!
Earlier this week, at a Community Roundtable presented by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Diversity and Inclusion, Drs. Stacey Hoffman and Janell Walther presented on the upcoming Lincoln Vital Signs Race Equity Focus Issue. Created by the University of Nebraska Public Policy Center and the...
The University of Nebraska Public Policy Center (PPC) is currently seeking a Research Specialist I or II, and a Research Manager or Senior Research Manager. To meet our growing needs as a center, we plan to fill the full-time research positions in December. You can join our diverse interdisciplinary...
The University of Nebraska Public Policy Center is proud to be part of a collaborative effort of University of Nebraska-Lincoln faculty across multiple disciplines, working with native tribes and women who own farmland to develop climate-smart tools for community resilience. Engagement of all...
Congratulations on 25 years, Jenn Heetderks! Check out the interview with this amazing and talented member of our team, who has been with the Public Policy Center since it was founded in 1998! “I started right out of university,” Heetderks said. “I graduated in spring of ’98, and Alan Tomkins asked...
by Deborah Shanahan | University of Nebraska Public Policy Center When Jenn Heetderks joined the new University of Nebraska Public Policy Center in 1998 as a fresh graduate to help the inaugural director set up the office, it had three full-time employees. Now, as the center celebrates its 25th...