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The CDC recently released a new resource titled Suicide Prevention Resource for Action, which details the strategies with the best available evidence to reduce suicide. These strategies focus on preventing the risk of suicide before it occurs and reducing the immediate and long-term harms of...
University of Nebraska Public Policy Center Senior Research Specialist Quinn Lewandowski will be moderating an online event November 17 presented by Nebraska Public Media. Panelists for the event include Dr. Catherine Jones-Hazledine, Dr. Barbara Buttes, and Sami Bradley. Dr. Jones-Hazledine is...
The University of Nebraska Public Policy Center is now accepting applications for the Spring 2023 cohort of Policy Scholars. We welcome undergraduates interested in an experiential learning opportunity focused on the various ways in which different stakeholders influence public policy and careers in...
Faculty fellow Mark Svoboda was recently featured in the national news speaking about "The Drought Mecca," the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's National Drought Mitigation Center. A new interactive interface and export tool helps users customize U.S. Drought Monitor maps to visualize the extent and...
Big Red Resilience and Well-Being is getting a boost through a new, three-year federal grant and matching university funds. The University of Nebraska–Lincoln suicide prevention program — known in part for its training of students, faculty and staff to be well-being ambassadors — started in 2018 but...
This year's Great Plains Association of Threat Assessment Professionals Conference will focus on the importance of a multi-disciplinary approach in the prevention of targeted violence, particularly mass casualty events. Nationally known presenters will stimulate audience thinking about how threat...
On September 28, the University of Nebraska celebrated important milestones in service for faculty and staff. Congratulations to the following Public Policy Center staff for their years of service at the University of Nebraska:
The Lincoln Journal Star and Nebraska Today are highlighting key findings of the 2022 Lincoln Vital Signs report, which was published in June 2022 to LincolnVitalSigns.org. Results point to the areas in which Lincoln is doing well as a community (decreased homelessness and food insecurity, low crime...
On Tuesday, September 6th, Nebraska Lt. Governor, Mike Foley, presented a proclamation to declare September National Suicide Prevention Month in Nebraska. Attendees of the event included American Foundation for Suicide Prevention - Nebraska Chapter field ambassador, Jennifer Sparrock and Quinn...
Lisa PytlikZillig, senior research manager at the Public Policy Center, joins Rodrigo Franco Cruz, professor in the School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, as faculty ombud for the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Dr. PytlikZillig takes the place of Marjorie Kostelnik, who has retired. She is...
The University of Nebraska Public Policy Center (PPC) is currently hiring for an Administrative Support Associate, Training and Outreach Specialist, Research Specialist, and a Research Coordinator. To meet our growing needs as a center, we plan to fill these positions this Fall. You can join our...
Lincoln, Nebraska, Aug. 3, 2022 — With the rollout of the new 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline on July 16, the United States is moving toward a more cohesive and comprehensive behavioral health crisis response. The new three-digit 988 — modeled after 911 — is replacing the 10-digit suicide hotline...
This week, KLKN-TV Lincoln spoke to University of Nebraska Public Policy Center director Dr. Mario Scalora and Lt. Monty Lovelace of Nebraska State Patrol about how Nebraska is working to prevent suicides and mass casualty events before they happen with Safe2Help Nebraska and the 988 Suicide &...
After the 9/11 terrorism attacks, New York officials knew they needed more than the usual in-and-out response to a community crisis, so they worked with PTSD experts like Dr. Jessica Hamblen to develop a long-term mental health response. Hamblen also conducted trainings following Florida hurricanes...
On July 16 Nebraska is launching 988 as an emergency lifeline for those experiencing behavioral health or mental health emergencies. Partners in this effort include Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Boys Town Nebraska, University of Nebraska Public Policy Center, Nebraska Public...
Senior leaders of health and behavioral health organizations from around Nebraska have the chance to gather virtually in June for training with the most aspirational of goals: zero suicides. For the second time in two years, the University of Nebraska Public Policy Center is organizing a Zero...
Director Mario Scalora and Senior Research Director Denise Bulling have been recognized for their work on the $345K grant awarded by Nebraska Emergency Management Agency to the University of Nebraska Public Policy Center to assist with preventing domestic violent extremism in Nebraska. The grant is...
The May issue of Alternatives features the cover article "Never Assume What Your Clients Know About Mediation and Arbitration." The article is co-authored by Dr. Kristen Blankley (University of Nebraska College of Law), Dr. Ashley Votruba & Logen Bartz (UNL Law-Psychology Program), and Dr. Lisa...
The University of Nebraska Public Policy Center is collaborating on the Public Insight Lab through sponsorship and exploration of the Sprinklr tool. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications launched this interdisciplinary research lab in April, with the Social...
Congratulations to University of Nebraska Public Policy Center faculty fellow Dr. Eve Brank on being awarded the Aaron Douglas Professorship in recognition of her record of teaching excellence and instructional activities. Dr. Brank is currently director of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Center...