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The University of Nebraska Public Policy Center is celebrating 25 years in policy and research. We have collaborated with many partners to bring about real-world solutions in our communities. As a university-wide, multidisciplinary research and outreach unit, we are committed to addressing complex...
The University of Nebraska Public Policy Center is celebrating 25 years in policy and research. We have collaborated with many partners to bring about real-world solutions in our communities. As a university-wide, multidisciplinary research and outreach unit, we are committed to addressing complex...
The University of Nebraska Public Policy Center is celebrating 25 years in policy and research. We have collaborated with many partners to bring about real-world solutions in our communities. As a university-wide, multidisciplinary research and outreach unit, we are committed to addressing complex...
The University of Nebraska Public Policy Center is celebrating 25 years in policy and research. We have collaborated with many partners to bring about real-world solutions in our communities. As a university-wide, multidisciplinary research and outreach unit, we are committed to addressing complex...
The University of Nebraska Public Policy Center is celebrating 25 years in policy and research. We have collaborated with many partners to bring about real-world solutions in our communities. As a university-wide, multidisciplinary research and outreach unit, we are committed to addressing complex...
For 25 Years the University of Nebraska Public Policy Center has provided a unique opportunity for policymakers and researchers to work together to address the challenges of local, state, and federal policy and bring about real-world solutions. Some areas where we focus our efforts include: suicide...
Last Friday, researchers from the University of Nebraska Public Policy Center stood shoulder-to-shoulder with numerous organizations, united in the mission to prevent suicide. Governor Jim Pillen's proclamation of September as Suicide Prevention Awareness Month sends a powerful message: We're here...
by Deborah Shanahan | University of Nebraska Public Policy Center Nebraska schools across the state are taking advantage of millions in federal grant funds to better respond to students’ mental health needs. “We’re seeing a good shift in schools in tackling mental health and suicide prevention...
The Nebraska Department of Education, Nebraska Council of School Administrators, Boys Town, and the University of Nebraska Public Policy Center recently partnered to develop a series of live-action and animated videos to educate schools, students, and parents about the Safe2Help Nebraska reporting...
This summer, we welcomed Morgan Gaspar as an Undergraduate Research Assistant. She is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in political science and economics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Welcome Morgan!
In May, we welcomed Madeleine Grimm as a Research Coordinator. As a recent graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, she earned her BSBA degree with a focus on Economics. She was previously an undergraduate research assistant for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Economics Department. Welcome...
In May, we welcomed Nyomi Thompson as a Senior Research Specialist. Nyomi received her BSW from The Ohio State University and her MSW and MS in Social Policy at University of Pennsylvania. Her areas of interest are health policy, suicide prevention, and community engagement and empowerment. Welcome...
This summer, McKenna Schneider joined the PPC as a Training & Outreach Specialist. She earned a BA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in English and Communication Studies. She is pursuing her MA in Applied Behavior Analysis and is compelled by the idea of using evidence-based practices to...
Earlier this year, we welcomed Madison Vanek as an administrative support associate. Madison earned her bachelor’s degree in Political Science with a focus in International Relations and Public Policy from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Welcome, Madison!
The Community Crops Family Service Lincoln is a non-profit organization that provides education, advocacy and experiences to grow local food. The Public Policy Center is helping to evaluate their efforts. Community Crops is offering FREE Urban Grower Classes this summer. Classes meet in-person and...
Two decisions made in different parts of the country five years ago are offering the prospect of greater public confidence in Nebraska’s courts. In August 2018, Nebraska Supreme Court Chief Justice Mike Heavican convened representatives of Nebraska-based tribes, the state and the federal government...
Dr. Mario Scalora and Dr. Denise Bulling of the University of Nebraska Public Policy Center hosted National Counterterrorism Innovation, Technology, and Education Center (NCITE) experts and visiting officials from the Department of Homeland Security's National Threat Evaluation and Reporting Office...
Brian Hanson joined the Public Policy Center in 2023, bringing experience as a teacher and scholar of political science and public policy. His areas of interest include the politics and policy of the rural U.S. - particularly civic engagement and public opinion in rural areas, as well as health...
The Public Policy Center and the Lincoln Community Foundation conducted interactive data walk events to share and gather community feedback on key data about the Lincoln Community. Dr. Stacey Hoffman leads the Lincoln Vital Signs team while Dr. Janell Walther provides strategic consultation and...
Over the past three years, Nebraska mental health professionals and practitioners have been attending regularly scheduled behavioral health training sessions covering topics such as psychology, substance use, criminal justice, health equity, and more. This project, made possible by a partnership...