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Senior Research Director Dr. Denise Bulling spoke with with Dr. Rick Starlin and Sarah Stream of the University of Nebraska Medical Center about behavioral health and what we can do for our families and ourselves during this stressful time. You can listen to the podcast, which regularly features...
Later this year, Dr. Jennifer Farley and her co-authors Kristin Duppong Hurley (University of Nebraska-Lincoln Special Education and Communication Disorders, Academy of Child and Family Well Being), Matthew Lambert (University of Nebraska-Lincoln Special Education and Communication Disorders), and...
University of Nebraska Public Policy Center​ faculty fellow Mark Svoboda has been awarded the Innovation, Development, and Engagement (IDEA) Award from the University of Nebraska President's Excellence Awards. Five University of Nebraska-Lincoln​ faculty and one University of Nebraska Medical Center...
On Tuesday, March 29, join Tania Israel for an interactive discussion on "Bridging the Political Divide: Optimism for Moving Beyond Polarization." Join the conversation from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the Unity Room (212) in the Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center or via Zoom at go.unl.edu/tania-israel....
On Tuesday, March 29, Dish it Up will feature Tania Israel for an interactive discussion on political polarization. Join the conversation from Noon to 1:00 p.m. in the Unity Room at the Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center or via Zoom at go.unl.edu/dish. The Office of Academic Success and...
A longtime partner of the Public Policy Center, The Lancaster County Adult Drug Court, has been named to the exclusive list of national mentor treatment courts by the National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP) and the U.S. Department of Justice. To celebrate the distinction of joining...
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Aline Abayo has been awarded a full-time research internship at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, D.C. Aline, one of the PPC's outstanding undergraduate research assistants, has been selected as one of 13 new Junior Fellows in a...
An app to anonymously report concerns about school safety became available Sept. 1 to all Nebraska schools who opt in, and now a grant will pay for an evaluation of Safe2HelpNE. The $1.28 million grant from the U.S. Department of Justice could be key to winning future support for the system that can...
Every summer, students from the University of Nebraska live and intern in Washington D.C. and gain valuable experience in fields including public policy, international affairs, advocacy, non-profit administration, STEM, business, finance, and the humanities. The Washington D.C. Professional...
A new app aims to reduce youth suicides. University of Nebraska Public Policy Center Senior Research Specialist Quinn Lewandowski, who serves as the current president of the Nebraska State Suicide Prevention Coalition, helped developed the app with partners Bryan Health, The Kim Foundation -...
Video voiced by Matthew St. Cin. In 2021, the Public Policy Center (PPC) impacted thousands of people spanning the entirety of Nebraska and beyond. PPC's efforts were aimed at improving community support and outreach through disaster recovery, behavioral health services, public health programs...
Dr. Mario Scalora, director of the University of Nebraska Public Policy Center and professor of Psychology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, recently spoke with CBS news about the current landscape of threat assessment and violence prevention with respect to members of congress and other public...
“Nebraska needs you. “We need your smile, creativity, ideas, kindness, care and spark. There is only one you, and we need you here.” As of late September, some 5 million people were exposed to that and similar positive, empowering messages through a campaign via digital, print, TV and radio. More...
For this month's partner highlight, we spoke to Barbara Bartle, who has served as president of the Lincoln Community Foundation (LCF) for the past twelve years and will be retiring later this month. LCF has been a longtime partner of the PPC, collaborating on Prosper Lincoln and Lincoln Vital Signs...
When Michelle Fries thinks about her Panhandle communities’ needs during the pandemic, she remembers people asking for housing or utility assistance, for food and for emotional support. “It’s been humbling to me because you don’t realize what your neighbors might be going through,” said Fries, the...
LINCOLN, Neb. – A new Nebraska Public Media television program produced in partnership with the University of Nebraska Public Policy Center will focus on support during stressful times. “Nebraska Strong: Well-Being During Trying Times,” will air at 7:30 p.m. CT, Thursday, Dec. 30 and 12:30 p.m. CT...
A project that aimed to connect residents in 17 west-central Nebraska counties to crisis counseling services and other resources found that being out at public events that drew crowds sometimes missed those most in need. “A lot of times, if someone is in need, depressed or fearing covid, they’re...
One day it was Loup City’s Polish Days or Grand Island’s Husker Harvest Days. Other days it was a college campus visit on game day, a preschool reading session or one of Two Rivers Public Health’s vaccination clinics. In all of those places across 22 counties in south-central Nebraska, the Nebraska...
Verdigre librarian Katie Hollmann believes few people in the state’s 22 northern-tier counties served by the Region 4 Nebraska Strong Project team do not know who the team outreach workers are and what services they provide. When the project formed after widespread flooding in 2019, Britt Foster...
When senior facilities closed to visitors in 2020 to protect residents from COVID-19, the isolation of residents weighed heavily on outreach workers for the Nebraska Strong Recovery Project. Charged with providing crisis counseling and other resources to help people cope with the pandemic, the...