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The Abortion Records database includes data on abortions occurring in Nebraska.
Nebraska Department of Health and Human ServicesDHHS Division of Public HealthVital Records Unit, Certification/Birth RegistrationMark MillerHealth Data CoordinatorDHHS Division of Public Health1033 O Street, Suite 130, Lincoln, NE 69508402-471-0355Mark.Miller@nebraska.govPopulation-based (incomplete)
For the current year, database changes each day as the data becomes more complete either at the record or field level. Files are closed a few months after the end of a calendar year for statistical purposes. As far as we know, it is 100% complete.
Nebraska Report of Induced Abortions are completed by abortion clinics with some of the information provided by the patient. The data are either electronically reported or entered by health statistics staff.
Vital Records ERS II (Electronic Registration System), system vendor is Netsmart
No
All information required to completed the Abortion Report.
Age;#Race/Ethnicity;#Education;#Marital StatusYesState;#CountyRecord-level database1974 to currentReal-time or near real-timeYesProvisional data on a current flow basis. Final data a few months after the close of the year.Ongoing SurveillanceFor the remaining clinics to enter information directly into the electronic system instead of submitted on paper.http://dhhs.ne.gov/publichealth/Pages/ced_vs.aspxYesState mandate28-343; 28-3,102 to 28-3,110, 71-602
Depending on the data year, items collected may be optional. Form has changed over time so items collected have changed over time
No
Health Indicators: Pregnancy and Infant Health;#Population Information: Vital Records
  
The Nebraska Adult Blood Lead Epidemiology and Surveillance Program (ABLES) program tracks all adult blood lead tests performed in state. The reports indicate the patient's name, gender, age, address, blood lead level, and type of test (venous, capillary). The program objective is to improve adult blood lead surveillance in order to accurately measure trends in adult blood lead levels and prevent lead over-exposures.
Nebraska Department of Health and Human ServicesDHHS Division of Public HealthEnvironmental Health Unit, Office of Environmental Health Hazards & Indoor AirDoug GillespieProgram Manager IIDHHS Division of Public Health301 Centennial Mall South, Lincoln,  NE 68509402-471-0548doug.gillespie@nebraska.govProgram-level
Testing/reporting data
Lab reports, and Physician reports.
YesName;#Address;#Phone Number
All adults taking the adult blood lead test
Age;#Gender;#EmployerYesState;#County;#Zip Code;#Street AddressRecord-level databaseFrom approximately 2001 to currentAnnuallyYes2014Typically data received are entered within the month.Ongoing SurveillanceContinue to collect data as we have been; by receiving lab and physician reports.http://dhhs.ne.gov/publichealth/OccHealth/Pages/Lead.aspxYesState mandate§71-502.04
No
Derry Stover
  
Adult consumers who receive services funded through the Division of Behavioral Health are eligible to complete our consumer survey to tell us how satisfied they were with our services. The survey measures their access to services, quality of services, outcomes from services, ability to participate in planning for services, functioning, social connectedness and general satisfaction from the services.
Nebraska Department of Health and Human ServicesDHHS Division of Behavioral HealthHeather WoodQuality Improvement and Data Performance AdministratorDHHS Division of Behavioral Health301 Centennial Mall South, Lincoln, NE 68509402-471-1423Heather.wood@nebraska.govSample
Stratified sample at the six behavioral health regions
Self-report survey data
MHSIP Consumer Satisfaction Survey
YesUnique ID Number
Randomly selected non-institutionalized adults 18 and older who receive services from the Division of Behavioral Health and who are have a permanent address
Age;#Gender;#Race/Ethnicityweight and heightYesState;#Behavioral Health RegionAggregate output/report2010-2014AnnuallyYes2014Around NovemberOngoing SurveillancecontinueYesGrant requirement
No
  
The American Community Survey (ACS) conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau is an ongoing statistical survey that samples about 3 percent of the population every year, giving communities the information they need to plan investments and services. The ACS is the primary source for socio-economic data, especially for small geographies.
U.S. Census BureauDavid DrozdResearch CoordinatorCenter for Public Affairs Research (CPAR); Nebraska State Data CenterCPACS 108; University of Nebraska Omaha, Omaha, NE  68182402-554-2132ddrozd@unomaha.eduSample
about 1 of 40 housing units are sampled nationally every year by mail; non-respondents are first given follow-up phone calls; among the remaining non-respondents 1 in 3 are selected for a personal visit to the home to complete the interview; this non-response follow-up greatly improves the accuracy and representativeness of the data
Self-report data; sampling frame is all households in the U.S. based upon a master address file from the post office; survey data are weighted to figures from the population estimates program
American Census Survey questionnaire
YesName;#Address;#Date of Birth
Responses to the 40-question survey that are received from the sample
Age;#Gender;#Race/Ethnicity;#Education;#Income;#Health Insurance;#Poverty Status;#Marital Status;#Employment Status;#Occupation;#Parent/Guardian;#Military ServicePlace of birth and citizenship status; did person have a child in the past year; ancestry; home value; when person moved into residence; etc.YesState;#County;#Zip Codecity/town; census tract; state legislative districtsAggregate databaseannually from 2005 for areas with 65,000+ population; areas with 20,000+ receive a 3-year aggregate starting in 2005-07; all geographies get a 5-year aggregate starting with 2005-09 data (zip codes started in 2007-11)AnnuallyYes2013Annual data comes out in September in the following year; 5-year aggregates released a few months later in DecemberOngoing SurveillanceTo be continued annually (as long as funding approved by Congress)http://www.census.gov/acs/wwwYesFederal mandate
Full non-response follow-up is not done on the ACS due to budget constraints. The Census 2000 long form sample would have had full non-response follow-up. Data for small geographies or specific subgroup (kids under 18, Blacks, etc.) can have large potentials for error in the data. Best to use 5-year datasets to increase the data’s accuracy!!
No
  
The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) collects animal rabies testing from laboratories on a daily basis. Rabies remains a potentially serious public health problem in Nebraska, and is of concern to the public and a variety of professional and occupational groups in our state, including physicians, veterinarians, farmers and ranchers. Submission forms contain names, addresses, phone numbers of owners of animals tested and/or persons bitten.
Nebraska Department of Health and Human ServicesPublic HealthBryan BussCDC CEFO. Acting Nebr. State Public Health VeterinarianDHHS Division of Public Health301 Centennial Mall South, Lincoln, Ne 68509402-471-8820bryan.buss@nebraska.govProgram-level
Laboratory testing
NEDSS
YesName;#Address;#Phone Number
Person submitting the animal, their address, phone number, name, veterinarian or agency; a phone number, name and address (of the person bit, if it was someone other than the owner. Description of the animal and it’s history.
Age;#Gender;#Parent/GuardianAddressYesState;#Local Health Department;#County;#Zip Code;#Street AddressRecord-level database2004-currentReal-time or near real-timeYesprevious dayDay of testingOngoing SurveillanceContinue Current activitieshttp://dhhs.ne.gov/Pages/srd_rabies.aspxYesState mandateNeb. Rev. Stat. sections 71-4401 to 71-4412
No
  
The Nebraska Asbestos Control Program receives project notifications from licensees conducting asbestos abatement projects. The program also receives notifications from training providers that teach both initial and refresher courses for each of the individual disciplines it licenses. It also inspects and audits these regulated entities and provides an enforcement presence to ensure the safety of individuals that may become exposed to this environmental hazard. These reports are entered into an Access database, and reports typically contain the following information: property owner name, address, phone number, date/time of project start, date/time of project end, location of project, information about the building, result of the test, type of test used, and licensee information.
Nebraska Department of Health and Human ServicesPublic HealthEnvironmental Health Unit, Office of Environmental Health Hazards & Indoor AirDoug GillespieProgram Manager IIDHHS Division of Public Health301 Centennial Mall South, Lincoln,  NE 68509402-471-0548doug.gillespie@nebraska.govProgram-level
Notification/inspection/enforcement data and testing/reporting data
Project notification forms, inspection reports, and clearance reports.
YesName;#Address;#Phone Number
Notified asbestos projects, inspection reports, clearance reports and complaint investigations.
YesCounty;#Zip Code;#Street AddressRecord-level databaseFrom approximately 1988 to currentReal-time or near real-timeYes2014Typically data received are entered within the monthOngoing SurveillanceContinue to collect data as we have been; by receiving project notifications, inspection reports and monthly reportsYesState mandate§71-6303
No
  
Blood alcohol content (BAC), also called blood alcohol concentration, blood ethanol concentration, or blood alcohol level is most commonly used as a metric of alcohol intoxication for legal or medical purposes. The database contains BAC data for all submitted sworn arrests reports along with demographic and geographic information.
Nebraska Department of Motor VehiclesFred ZwonechekAdministratorNebraska Office of Highway SafetyPO Box 94612, Lincoln, NE 68509-5026402-471-2515fred.zwonechek@nebraska.govPopulation-based (incomplete)
100% of DUI arrests in NE are not reported to DMV
enforcement report
Administrative License Revocation Sworn Report
YesName;#Address;#Date of Birth;#Unique ID Number;#Other
Persons arrested for DUI in Nebraska
Age;#Gender;#Race/Ethnicitybody weight in lbs; date and time arrest; actual BAC level; type of BAC testYesState;#Local Health Department;#Behavioral Health Region;#CountyAggregate databasePast 5 yearsMonthlyYesavailable the month following the collected dataOngoing Surveillancewill continue to collect this datahttp://www.transportation.nebraska.gov/nohs/index.htmlYesYesState mandateNebraska Law 60-498.01 subsection (3)
Staffing limits the ability to analyze data collected; Swworn reports are not submitted for all DUI arrests
No
  
The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) is a random-digit dial telephone survey of non-institutionalized adults 18 and older conducted annually in all U.S. states and territories to capture data on a wide variety of health-related behaviors, conditions, and attitudes. The surveillance system is based on a research design developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and used in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and three U.S. territories. The system aims to target health education and risk reduction activities throughout Nebraska in order to lower rates of premature death and disability.
Nebraska Department of Health and Human ServicesJeff ArmitageEpidemiology Surveillance CoordinatorDHHS Division of Public Health301 Centennial Mall South, Lincoln,  NE  68509402-471-7733jeff.armitage@cox.netSample
Stratified at the local health department level
self-report survey data via telephone, among adults 18 and older
Nebraska BRFSS Questionnaire
No
Randomly selected non-instutionalized Nebraska adults 18 years and older with a landline or cellular telephone who agree to participate in the survey; English or Spanish speaking
Age;#Gender;#Race/Ethnicity;#Immigrant Status;#Education;#Income;#Health Insurance;#Marital Status;#Employment Status;#Occupation;#Pregnancy Status;#Military ServiceDisabilityYesState;#Local Health DepartmentRecord-level database1989-2013AnnuallyYes2013Approximately June of following calendar yearOngoing SurveillanceContinue ongoing surveillance contingent upon fundinghttp://www.dhhs.gov/brfssNo
Data are self-reported and subject to the limitations of self-reported data (recall bias, social desirability, etc.), small sample for some populations, telephone coverage, non-response, language barriers, non-institutionalized population
Yes
  
The Birth Certificates database includes information on birth certificates in Nebraska.
Nebraska Department of Health and Human ServicesPublic HealthVital Records Unit, Certification/Birth RegistrationMark MillerHealth Data CoordinatorDHHS Division of Public Health1033 O Street, Suite 130, Lincoln, NE 69508402-471-0355Mark.Miller@nebraska.govPopulation-based (incomplete)
For the current year, database changes each day as the data becomes more complete either at the record or field level. Files are closed a few months after the end of a calendar year for statistical purposes. There are stragglers each year that may not be included such as late filed home births or records that don’t meet statutory requirements. Also a few records from other states that are Nebraska residents may not be included. 99.96% complete.
Completed by birthing facilities staff or from Vital Records staff for home births. From parent’s and facility worksheets (from medical records).
Vital Records ERS II (Electronic Registration System), system vendor is Netsmart
YesName;#Date of Birth;#SSN;#Address;#Other
All the information needed for a birth certificate (both legal and statistical).
Age;#Gender;#Race/Ethnicity;#Education;#Health Insurance;#Marital Status;#Parent/GuardianYesState;#County;#Zip Code;#Street Addresslatitude/longitude; census tractRecord-level database1960 to currentReal-time or near real-timeYes2013Provisional data can be available on current flow basis. Final data a few months after the close of the data year.Ongoing SurveillancePotentially link the system using HL7 to hospitals medical records.http://dhhs.ne.gov/publichealth/Pages/ced_vs.aspxYesState mandate71-604
Birth certificates have changed over time so items change with each revision.
No
  
The Birth Certificates – Adoption dataset includes the information supplied on the decree of the adopted child.
Nebraska Department of Health and Human ServicesPublic HealthVital Records Unit, Certification/Birth RegistrationMark MillerHealth Data CoordinatorDHHS Division of Public Health1033 O Street, Suite 130, Lincoln, NE 68509402-471-0355Mark.Miller@nebraska.govPopulation-based (incomplete)
It is ongoing. Adoptive birth certificates are created when the decree of adoption is filed in Vital Records.
Decree of Adoption
Vital Records ERS II (Electronic Registration System), system vendor is Netsmart
YesName;#Date of Birth;#SSN;#Address
All information needed to create a birth certificate (both legal and statistical).
Age;#Gender;#Race/Ethnicity;#Education;#Health Insurance;#Marital Status;#Parent/GuardianNoState;#County;#Zip Code;#Street Addresslatitude/longitude; census tractAggregate output/report1960 to currentReal-time or near real-timeYesCompleteness level unknown. Adoptions can be filed years after the date of birthonly totals are availableOngoing SurveillanceYesState mandate43-109 to 43-161
If parents don’t file the paperwork to create an adoptive birth certificate, then it is unknown by vital records if an adoption took place.
No
  
In 1990, the U.S. Congress enacted the Breast and Cervical Cancer Mortality Reduction Act. To fulfill the requirements of this act, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention created the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program. The nationwide program targets women who are the least likely to participate in regular screening exams. Nebraska’s program is called Every Woman Matters. The program’s screening guidelines are for women 40-64 years old, and the income levels are set at 225% of the poverty level set by the federal government.
Nebraska Department of Health and Human ServicesPublic HealthLifespan Health Services Unit, Office of Women's & Men's Health ProgramsJianping DanielsEpidemiology Surveillance CoordinatorDHHS Women's and Men's Health Program301 Centennial Mall South, Lincoln,  NE  68509402-471-1693jianping.daniels@nebraska.govPopulation-based (incomplete)
The program doesn’t have sufficient funding screening all eligibles statewide
Clinical/Medical records
Med-it online repository is used to collect and store these records.
YesName;#Address;#Date of Birth;#SSN;#Unique ID Number
Women who are 40-74 years old and whose household income is 225% or below federal poverty level.
Age;#Gender;#Race/Ethnicity;#Immigrant Status;#Education;#Income;#Health Insurance;#Poverty StatusGeographic LocationYesState;#Local Health Department;#County;#Zip Code;#Street AddressAggregate output/report1992-presentReal-time or near real-timeYes2013Data from the previous year became available around JuneOngoing SurveillanceSame as currenthttp://www.med-itweb.comYesFederal mandate;#Grant requirement
The screening numbers vary by year due to changes in screening policies
Yes
  
The purpose of the cancer registry is to gather data that describes how many Nebraska residents are diagnosed with cancer, what types of cancer they have, what type of treatment they receive, and the time and quality of survival after diagnosis. Cancer registry data is collected monthly from hospitals, clinics, and physicians into the database. This data is put to a variety of uses both inside and outside of the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. Within the agency, they monitor records closely from year to year to determine trends that are developing, and to see how Nebraska’s cancer experience compares to the rest of the nation. Outside of DHHS, the registry has furnished information to many individuals, institutions, and organizations, such as the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries, the University of Nebraska Medical Center, the National Cancer Institute, the American Cancer Society (ACS), and CDC.
Nebraska Department of Health and Human ServicesPublic HealthBryan RettigEpidemiology Surveillance  CoordinatorDHHS Division of Public Health301 Centennial Mall S, Lincoln, NE 68509402-471-0553Bryan.Rettig@nebraska.govPopulation-based (complete)
Mostly from hospitals, and some from physicians and few from clinics
ABSTRACT data form from Rocky Mt. software
YesName;#Address;#Date of Birth;#SSN
All cancer patients from hospitals and clinics or other specialist
Age;#Gender;#Race/Ethnicity;#Health Insurance;#Marital Status;#Employment Status;#Occupation;#Employer;#Parent/Guardian;#Military ServiceaddressYesCounty;#Zip Code;#Street AddressRecord-level database1987-2012AnnuallyYes20122 year delayOngoing SurveillanceSame collection procedurehttp://dhhs.ne.gov/publichealth/Pages/ced_cancer_index.aspxYesState mandate
Death information is difficult to follow-up. We need to link with Nebraska death and National Death Index every year to update the survival status.
Yeshttp://www.naaccr.org/Applications/ContentReader/default.aspx?c=10
  
Nebraska Department of Health and Human ServicesPublic HealthLifespan Health Services Unit, Office of Women's & Men's Health ProgramsJianping DanielsEpidemiology Surveillance CoordinatorDHHS Women's and Men's Health Program301 Centennial Mall South, Lincoln,  NE  68509402-471-1693jianping.daniels@nebraska.govPopulation-based (incomplete)
The program doesn’t have sufficient funding screening all eligible statewide
Clinical/medical records
Med-it online repository is used to collect and store these records
YesName;#Address;#Date of Birth;#SSN;#Unique ID Number
Men and women who are 50-74 years old and whose household income is 225% or below federal poverty level.
Age;#Gender;#Race/Ethnicity;#Immigrant Status;#Education;#Income;#Health Insurance;#Poverty Statusgeographic locationYesState;#Local Health Department;#County;#Zip Code;#Street AddressAggregate output/report2009-presentReal-time or near real-timeYes20132-3 years after year is overOngoing SurveillanceSame as currenthttp://www.med-itweb.comYesFederal mandate;#Grant requirement
The screening numbers vary by year due to limited funding resources
Yes
  
The Nebraska Legislature created the Child Death Review Team (CDRT) in 1993, in order to review, evaluate, and prevent cases of unexpected and unexplained child deaths. The purpose of the CDRT also includes developing an understanding of the number and causes of child death, and advising the governor, legislature, other policymakers and the public on changes that might prevent them. All child deaths are individually reviewed for type of death and preventability.
Nebraska Department of Health and Human ServicesPublic HealthDebora Barnes-JosiahCDRT CoordinatorDHHS Lifespan Health Services Unit301 Centennial Mall South, Lincoln, NE 68509-5026402-471-9048debora.barnesjosiah@nebraska.govPopulation-based (complete)
Clinical/medical records, law enforcement reports, birth & death certificate data, newspaper clippings, other
Child Death Review Case Reporting System
YesName;#Address;#Date of Birth;#Date of Death;#Unique ID Number
Nebraska resident deaths 0-17 (inclusive)
Age;#Gender;#Race/Ethnicity;#Education;#Health Insurance;#Parent/GuardianNoState;#County;#Zip Code;#Street AddressAggregate output/report1996-2008AnnuallyYes2008Typically data received are entered within the monthOngoing SurveillanceOngoing!http://dhhs.ne.gov/publichealth/Pages/lifespanhealth_cdrteam_reports.aspxYesYesState mandateNE 71-3404
Considerable lag in abstracting and entering data due to limited funding
Yes
  
The Nebraska Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program tracks all blood lead tests performed on Nebraska children. The reports indicate the patient's name, gender, age, address, blood lead level, and type of test (venous or capillary). The data represent all cases of Nebraska children under 7 years old who have had their blood lead level (BLL) tested and reported to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services by physicians, clinics, laboratories and hospitals, as required by Nebraska law.
Nebraska Department of Health and Human ServicesPublic HealthEnvironmental Health Unit, Office of Environmental Health Hazards & Indoor AirDoug GillespieProgram Manager IIDHHS Division of Public Health301 Centennial Mall South, Lincoln,  NE 68509402-471-0548doug.gillespie@nebraska.govProgram-level
Testing/reporting data
Lab reports, and Physician reports.
YesName;#Address;#Phone Number
Blood-lead test results, investigation inspection reports
Age;#Gender;#Parent/GuardianYesCounty;#Zip Code;#Street AddressRecord-level databaseFrom approximately 2001 to currentMonthlyYes2014dailyOngoing SurveillanceContinue to collect data as we have been; by receiving lab and physician reports.http://dhhs.ne.gov/publichealth/Pages/LeadData.aspxYesState mandate§71-502.04
The program has not had a direct funding source since 2005, so funding continues to be an issue. It has been staffed by a temporary employee since 2009.
No
  
The mission of the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services is to serve and protect the public by providing control, humane care, and program opportunities for those individuals placed in its custody and supervision, thereby facilitating their return to society as responsible persons.
Nebraska Department of Correctional ServicesBJ SpringIT Business Systems AnalystNebraska Department of Correctional ServicesFolsom & West Prospector Place, Bldg #1, Lincoln, NE 68522402-479-5662bj.spring@nebraska.govOther/Unknown
Inmate Data
Prisons, Parole, Administration
Mainframe, Web Based Applications
YesName;#Date of Birth;#SSN;#Unique ID Number;#Other
inmate data
Age;#Gender;#Race/Ethnicity;#Education;#Martial Status;#Employment Status;#Employer;#Military ServiceYesCountyOther format1980-2015Real-time or near real-timeYesAs of todaydata is available for analysis at anytimeOngoing SurveillanceMoving from mainframe to web basedYesYesState mandate;#Federal mandate
Yes
  
The Nebraska Clean Indoor Air Act (NCIAA) seeks to protect the public health and welfare by prohibiting smoking in public places and places of employment. The Clean Indoor Air Program receives complaints via phone, email and a web-based complaint form. Complaints and inspections are then entered into the database and then forwarded to the local public health department in the jurisdiction for enforcement.
Nebraska Department of Health and Human ServicesPublic HealthEnvironmental Health Unit, Office of Environmental Health Hazards & Indoor AirJeremy PoellProgram Manager 1DHHS Division of Public Health301 Centennial Mall South, Lincoln, NE  68509402-471-8320jeremy.poell@nebraska.govProgram-level
enforcement, reporting, self-report
NCIAA complaint form(web-based and paper form), communication with Local Public Health Departments(LPHDs)
YesName;#Address;#Phone Number
NoState;#County;#Zip Code;#Street AddressRecord-level databaseFrom 2009 to currentReal-time or near real-timeYes2015data from previous year available around JuneOngoing Surveillancecontinue to receive complaints and enter information into databaseNo
No
  
The daycare database consists of sanitation and food safety inspections of child care centers licensed in Nebraska. Inspections are conducted when the facility opens and then occur biannually, unless complaints on the facility are reported to DHHS. Currently, only written comments are entered into the database.
Nebraska Department of Health and Human ServicesPublic HealthEnvironmental Health Unit, Office of Drinking Water & Environmental HealthJanell MillerAdministrative AssistantDHHS Division of Public HealthPO Box 95026, 3rd floor, Lincoln, NE 68509-5026402-471-6435janell.miller@nebraska.govProgram-level
inspection reports
data form
No
Daycare name, address, contact name, phone numbers, inspector’s name, if approved/not approved and inspection findings are entered, if any found.
NoZip Code;#Street AddressRecord-level database1996-2014Biennially (every two years)Yes2014Provisional data on a current flow basis. Final data a few months after the close of the yearOngoing SurveillancenoneYesNo
N/A
No
  
The Death Certificates database includes data on deaths occurring in Nebraska.
Nebraska Department of Health and Human ServicesPublic HealthVital Records Unit, Certification/Birth RegistrationMark MillerHealth Data CoordinatorDHHS Division of Public Health1033 O Street, Suite 130, Lincoln, NE 69508402-471-0355Mark.Miller@nebraska.govPopulation-based (incomplete)
For the current year, database changes each day as the data becomes more complete either at the record or field level. Files are closed a few months after the end of a calendar year for statistical purposes. There are stragglers each year that may not be included such as late filed deaths. Also a few records from other states that are Nebraska residents may not be included. 99.94% complete.
Funeral Directors, Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, County Attorneys or designated representative.
Vital Records ERS II (Electronic Registration System), system vendor is Netsmart
YesName;#Date of Birth;#SSN;#Address
All information needed to create a death certificate (both legal and statistical).
Age;#Gender;#Race/Ethnicity;#Education;#Marital Status;#Occupation;#Parent/Guardian;#Pregnancy Status;#Military ServiceYesState;#County;#Zip Code;#Street Addresslatitude/longitude; census tractRecord-level database1960 to currentReal-time or near real-timeYesJul-05First data by Dec of Census year; additional detailed information flows out the following March and June, with more specific files following laterOngoing SurveillancePotentially link the system using HL7 to electronic medical records. Using Smart Devices to allow certifiers to complete recordshttp://dhhs.ne.gov/publichealth/Pages/ced_vs.aspxYesState mandate71-611
Death certificates have changed over time so items change with each revision. Coding has changed from the different ICD revisions.
Yes
  
The Decennial Census is mandated in the Constitution to occur every 10 years so that the House of Representatives can be reapportioned to the states based upon population totals. It is the main source for accurate information on age, gender, race, and home ownership, among a few other variables.
U.S. Census BureauDavid DrozdResearch CoordinatorCenter for Public Affairs Research (CPAR); Nebraska State Data CenterCPACS 108; University of Nebraska Omaha, Omaha, NE  68182402-554-2132ddrozd@unomaha.eduCensus
Self-reported data to 10 main questions for a household and each resident. Full coverage is basically achieved, as those who do not respond to the mailed form receive a personal follow-up visit/interview with Census staff
Short form (also referred to as the 100% complete count)
YesName;#Address;#Date of Birth
All persons in the U.S., including illegal aliens, the homeless, those with boat homes or other unusual circumstances.
Age;#Gender;#Race/Ethnicity;#Parent/Guardianhousing tenure (owner/renter); relationship to householderYesState;#County;#Zip Codecity/town; census tract; anything that can be aggregated by blocksAggregate database2000 and 2010 easily; 1990 by FTP siteOtherevery 10 years (those that end in 0)Yes2010Provisional data on a current flow basis. Final data a few months after the close of the yearPoint-in-time StudyNext census in 2010http://www.census.gov/YesFederal mandate
None known
No
  
The Dissolution Certificates database includes data on divorce records in Nebraska.
Nebraska Department of Health and Human ServicesPublic HealthVital Records Unit, Certification/Birth RegistrationMark MillerHealth Data CoordinatorDHHS Division of Public Health1033 O Street, Suite 130, Lincoln, NE 68509402-471-0355Mark.Miller@nebraska.govPopulation-based (incomplete)
For the current year, database changes each day as the data becomes more complete either at the record or field level. Files are closed a few months after the end of a calendar year for statistical purposes. There are stragglers each year that may not be included. 99.9% complete.
Nebraska Dissolution Certificates completed by clerks in the Clerks of the District Courts offices. We receive the information electronically from the State Justice System. These records are reviewed by Vital Records before acceptance
Vital Records ERS II (Electronic Registration System), system vendor is Netsmart and the State Justice System
YesName;#Address;#Date of Birth;#Unique ID Number;#SSN;#Other
All information needed to create a dissolution certificate (both legal and statistical).
Age;#Race/EthnicityYesState;#County;#Zip Code;#Street AddressRecord-level database1978 to currentReal-time or near real-timeYes2013The data is entered by law enforcement officers. As soon as they enter the data it is available.Ongoing Surveillancehttp://dhhs.ne.gov/publichealth/Pages/ced_vs.aspxYesState mandate71-615
Dissolution certificates have changed over time so items change with each revision.
No
  
A drug recognition expert (DRE) is a law enforcement officer trained to recognize impairment in drivers under the influence of drugs other than, or in addition to, alcohol. The DRE tracking system collects certain data entered by law enforcement officers regarding the results of evaluations conducted on subjects suspected of driving under the influence of drugs. The data entered into the system include the agency making the arrest, date of evaluation, gender of subject, race of subject, time of evaluation, and suspected drug category and toxicology reports (if available).
Nebraska Office of Highway SafetyBecky StinsonTraffic Safety SpecialistNebraska Office of Highway Safety5001 South 14th Street, Lincoln, NE 68512-1248402-471-3880becky.stinson@nebraska.govPopulation-based (incomplete)
Database is complete if 100% of the state’s drug recognition experts input all of their reports. It is unknown if all reports have been entered.
enforcement
Drug Recognition Expert Data tracking system
Yes
Individuals suspected of driving under the influence of drugs
Gender;#Race/EthnicityYesStateRecord-level database2002-2014Real-time or near real-timeYes2014There is generally a 1 to 2 year time lag between the current date and when data analysis can be conducted on complete data.  The dataset is continually updated so numbers may increase or decrease slightly with the addition of new information.Ongoing SurveillanceReports are generated annually by calendar yearNoState mandate
The data is generated by entries from law enforcement officers. If the data is not entered on a timely basis, the data is not complete.
No
  
The Enhanced HIV/AIDS Reporting System (eHARS) is a browser-based application provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Nebraska’s HIV Surveillance Program uses eHARS to collect, manage and report Nebraska’s HIV/AIDS cases surveillance data to CDC. eHARS is a database of demographic, geographic, and risk information on all people diagnosed and/or living with HIV in Nebraska.
Nebraska Department of Health and Human ServicesPublic HealthHealth Promotion Unit, Infectious Disease PreventionMarci Athey-GrahmHIV Surveillance CoordinatorDHHS Division of Public Health301 Centennial Mall South, Lincoln, NE  68509402-471-1407Marci.Athey-Graham@nebraska.govPopulation-based (incomplete)
The completeness of data into eHARS is not 100%. We are always obtaining information on new cases and updating information on previously reported cases. Information can be submitted via telephone or on case reports as well as surveillance staff actively obtaining information from sources in Nebraska as well as from HIV surveillance programs in other states. The surveillance program annually compares the eHARS database with other databases in order to identify new or missed cases. We estimate that our dataset is 95% complete with identified cases but we can only estimate the number of individuals currently living in Nebraska. This is because of the mobility of this population and the difficulty that arises in attempting to track their current residence. We frequently share information with other states that one of their residents is now residing in Nebraska as well as the other states informing us that a individual is now a resident in their state. We make every attempt at tracking deaths also with annual reviews of the SSDI, NDI and vital statistics death registry but it is difficult to identify deaths when cause of death is not HIV related and HIV or AIDS is not listed as a cause of death on the death document.
Data is obtained from health care providers, infection control practitioners, laboratories, other state surveillance systems and other databases, such as: vital statistics registry, hospital discharge data, Social Security Death Index, National Death Index, Ryan White Program, and client interviews.
The system which all information is entered and stored is eHARS (Electronic HIV/AIDS Reporting System). All information obtained from reported cases is entered into a case report and this information is then entered into eHARS.
YesName;#Address;#Date of Birth;#SSN;#Unique ID Number
All individuals who live in Nebraska and test positive for HIV are required to be reported by state statute. Individuals who have tested positive in another state and then move to Nebraska or whom live in another state but are receiving medical treatment in Nebraska are also mandated to be reported to the surveillance program.
Age;#Gender;#Race/Ethnicity;#Pregnancy StatusYesState;#Local Health Department;#Behavioral Health Region;#County;#Zip Code;#Street AddressOther format1982 to current dateOtherYes2014quarterlyOngoing SurveillanceCurrently there are no plans to expand our database with new variables or new methods of obtaining datahttp://www.hhs.state.ne.us/dpc/hiv.htmYesState mandate;#Federal mandate;#Grant requirement71-503.1
The primary challenge to this data is completeness of data. Working with a variety of health care providers and reporting sources is a challenge. Receiving information in a timely manner can also be a challenge.
Yes
The eHARS database is not available for sharing or use by the Division of Public Health. All data requests must be made to the HIV Surveillance coordinator who will then fulfill the data requests following the program’s confidentiality and release of data policies.
  
Electronic Commitment Reporting Application is used to report persons who have been adjudicated as a mental defective in response to the U.S. Federal Brady Bill. All information contained is confidential, however semi-annual reports to the legislature are made to confirm information flow to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS).
Nebraska Department of Health and Human ServicesRobert BussardProgram SpecialistDHHS Division of Behavioral Health301 Centennial Mall South, Lincoln, NE 68509402-471-7821Robert.bussard@nebraska.govCensus
Records of Mental Health Commitments
Electronic Commitment Reporting Application
YesSSN;#Date of Birth;#Name
Mental Health Commitments beginning 1996 to current
Gender;#Race/EthnicityNoCountyAggregate output/report1996-currentQuarterlyNo2014ImmediatelyOngoing SurveillancecontinueYesState mandate;#Federal mandateNRRS 69-2409.01
Due to the sensitive nature of the data confidentiality of the data needs to be maintained
No
  
Nebraska EMS and trauma rules and regulations provide the basis for the Nebraska data elements contained in the Nebraska EMS database. The mission of the EMS Program is to strengthen emergency care through cooperative partnerships to promote the well-being of the citizens of Nebraska.
Nebraska Department of Health and Human ServicesPublic HealthCommunity & Rural Health Planning Unit, Office of EMS/Trauma SystemDoug FullerEMS Specialist IIDHHS Division of Public Health220 S 17th Street, Lincoln, NE 68509402-471-3578doug.fuller@nebraska.gov & lei.zhang@nebraska.govPopulation-based (complete)
90%
Patient care records for each response that the basic and advanced life support service makes
Electronic Nebraska Ambulance Rescue Service Information System (eNARSIS)
YesName;#Address;#Date of Birth;#SSN;#Unique ID Number;#Other
Emergency medical services must complete a patient care record for each response that the service makes.
Age;#Gender;#Race/Ethnicity;#Parent/Guardian;#Pregnancy StatusYesState;#Local Health Department;#Behavioral Health Region;#County;#Zip Code;#Street AddressDHHS EMS and Trauma RegionsRecord-level database2000-currentReal-time or near real-timeYes2014Data from the previous six months are available in September, and March. With the annual data summarized for submission in March.Ongoing SurveillanceTransition to new national version 3 dataset and implement new Elite software to support version 3.YesYesState mandateNRS 38-1225 and 172 NAC 12 Section 12-004.09C
2015mis the first year for all service to report electronically. Prior to 2015 paper forms were allowed.
Yeshttp://www.nemsis.org/supportv3/stateProgressReports/nebraska.html
  
EvaluationWeb collects data surrounding the activities of HIV counseling and testing. Data collected ranges from demographics, patient risk factors, agency activities, and co-infections. The purpose of EvaluationWeb is to provide data to better monitor and strengthen HIV prevention activities.
Centers for Disease Control and PreventionHeather YoungerHIV Counseling, Testing and Referral/ Partner Counseling and Referral Services  (CTR/PCRS) Program ManagerDHHS Division of Public Health301 Centennial Mall S, Lincoln,  NE 68509402-471-0362heather.younger@nebraska.govProgram-level
Data is collected by agencies performing funded HIV Testing. These agencies represent a cross section establishments are non-profit volunteer agencies, Title X Family Planning, county health departments, state and county corrections.
Data Form
YesOther
Client level data that is provided to the staff who is performing testing services.
Age;#Gender;#Race/Ethnicity;#Pregnancy StatusNoState;#County;#Zip CodeRecord-level database2012-2014Real-time or near real-timeYes20142-Year Old data in JulyOngoing SurveillanceWe complete direct data entry and can run real time checks on all entered testing activities. YesGrant requirement
EvaluationWeb has only been utilized since 2012.
No
  
The Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) is a nationwide census providing the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Congress, and the American public yearly data regarding fatal injuries suffered in motor vehicle traffic crashes. Analysts in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico collect data from their state crash systems and send them to FARS to form a national database.
Nebraska Department of Highway SafetyBob GrantFARS SupervisorNebraska Department of Roads1500 Highway 2, PO Box 74759, Lincoln, NE 68509-4759402-479-4645Bob.Grant@Nebraska.govPopulation-based (complete)
Police Crash Reports, BAC Reports, Death Certificates
FARS MDE System
No
Motor vehicle crashes that occurred in Nebraska and resulted in at least one fatality
Age;#Gender;#Race/EthnicityYesState;#CountyCityRecord-level databaseUnknownAnnuallyYes2012Provisional data as requested. Final data a few months after the close of the yearOngoing SurveillanceShould continue to be collectedhttp://www.nhtsa.gov/FARSYesFederal mandate
Yeshttp://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Cats/listpublications.aspx?Id=J&ShowBy=DocType
  
The Fetal Death Certificates database includes data on fetal deaths occurring in Nebraska. Fetal deaths are required to be reported if the child reached at least 20 weeks gestation.
Nebraska Department of Health and Human ServicesPublic HealthVital Records Unit, Certification/Birth RegistrationMark MillerHealth Data CoordinatorDHHS Division of Public Health1033 O Street, Suite 130, Lincoln, NE 69508402-471-0355Mark.Miller@nebraska.govPopulation-based (incomplete)
It is ongoing for the current year. Records are entered into the database as the records are processed by the nosologists. Files are closed a few months after the end of a calendar year for statistical purposes. There are stragglers each year that may not be included such as late filed fetal deaths. Also a few records from other states that are Nebraska residents may not be included. 99.96% complete.
Funeral Directors, Physicians, Hospital Staff and entered by health statistics staff.
Vital Records ERS II (Electronic Registration System), system vendor is Netsmart
YesName;#Date of Birth;#Address
All information needed to create a fetal death certificate (both legal and statistical).
Gender;#Race/Ethnicity;#Parent/GuardianYesState;#County;#Zip Code;#Street AddressRecord-level database1971 to currentMonthlyYes201331-DecOngoing SurveillanceAdd to the system to allow for electronic registration of fetal death records.http://dhhs.ne.gov/publichealth/Pages/ced_vs.aspxYesState mandate71-606
Fetal Death certificates have changed over time so items change with each revision. Coding has changed from the different ICD revisions
No
  
Through an agreement with the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC), the Health Professions Tracking Service (HPTS) was established to track and maintain data on healthcare professionals and facilities throughout Nebraska. Today, HPTS is located at the UNMC College of Public Health and maintains a relational database on licensed healthcare and behavioral health professionals and facilities in the State of Nebraska. The HPTS staff maintains and provides data to support studies that impact workforce planning, DHHS shortage area designations, family practice migration studies, Nebraska’s Health Alert Network, grant funding, research and various business processes.
University of Nebraska Medical CenterMarlene DerasOffice ManagerUNMC Health Professions Tracking Service986690 Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska, 68198-6690402-559-2972mderas@unmc.eduOther/Unknown
Active practice locations of various health care provider types.
Annual survey followed up with twice annual surveys and interviews with clinic practice managers.
Annual health care provider surveys
YesName;#Address;#Date of Birth;#Unique ID Number;#Other
Age;#Gender;#Race/Ethnicity;#Education;#Employment Status;#Occupation;#EmployerYesState;#County;#Zip Code;#Street AddressGeocoded to street addressRecord-level database1995-2014AnnuallyYes2014Ongoing SurveillanceAnnualhttp://www.unmc.edu/publichealth/hpts/No
Yeshttp://www.unmc.edu/publichealth/hpts
  
The Nebraska Department of Roads (NDOR) maintains a sophisticated crash data system, which collects, categorizes, and analyzes crashes on all roads in Nebraska. Crash data is obtained for all reportable traffic accidents investigated by law enforcement officers in Nebraska.
Nebraska Department of RoadsBob GrantHighway Safety ManagerNebraska Department of Roads1500 Highway 2, PO Box 94759, Lincoln, NE  68509402-479-4645Bob.Grant@Nebraska.govPopulation-based (complete)
law enforcement officers’ accident reports
DR Form 40, DR Form 40a, DR Form 174
YesName;#Address;#Date of Birth;#Unique ID Number;#Other
Motor Vehicle Crash Data
Age;#GenderYesState;#CountyCityRecord-level database1988 - presentMonthlyYes2014Ongoing SurveillanceData sharinghttp://www.transportation.nebraska.gov/YesState mandateNE statutes 60-695, 60-699
Changes in reportability threshold
Yes
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