Office of Community & Rural Health
Substance Abuse Prevention

The Nebraska Substance Abuse Prevention Program within the Division of Public Health, Office of Community and Rural Health, managed the Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant (SPF SIG) Program.

This program was funded through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The aim was to enhance and sustain substance abuse prevention at the State, regional, and community levels by supporting data-driven and evidence-based prevention initiatives. In August of 2008, 16 community coalitions in Nebraska were selected to address up to three of the following prevention priorities:

  • prevent alcohol use among persons 17 and younger,
  • reduce binge drinking among 18-25 year olds, and
  • reduce alcohol impaired driving across all age groups 

Nebraska Young Adult Alcohol Opinion Survey

The Nebraska Young Adult Alcohol Opinion Survey was a mail survey administered to 19-25 year olds in Nebraska between December 2009 and March 2010. The survey addressed alcohol-related behaviors including alcohol use and alcohol impaired driving, and also addressed attitudes and perceptions related to alcohol use. Results from this survey are important for the planning and evaluation of state and local prevention efforts targeted at reducing underage drinking, binge drinking, and alcohol impaired driving in Nebraska. Below are links for further information about the survey and survey results.

Description: Description: Description: PDF  Nebraska Young Adult Alcohol Opinion Survey, Summary Report
Description: Description: PDF  Supplemental Tables Containing State-Level Survey Results
Description: Description: Description: PDF  Map of the Survey Sampling Strata

 


Nebraska SPF SIG Implementation Toolkit

The Nebraska SPF SIG Implementation Toolkit provides SPF SIG grantees with information to help them successfully implement their SPF SIG strategic plans. It provides guidance to help them effectively execute their strategies, including instruction in developing detailed action plans, as well as tools for monitoring each step of the implementation process. Below is a link for the complete toolkit as well as an electronic version of the tools included in the toolkit.

PDF Implementation Toolkit
word_icon_faded.gif (136 bytes)Supplemental Tools from the Toolkit


The Nebraska SPF SIG Strategy Approval Guide

The Nebraska SPF SIG Strategy Approval Guide provides SPF SIG grantees with information to help them identify and select evidence-based prevention strategies for their communities. The guide describes population level behavior change theory, criteria to help determine if a strategy is a good fit for the community, a set of strategies that are pre-approved for SPF SIG communities, and the process for seeking approval of strategies for community prevention efforts. Below is a link for the complete guide, a supplemental list of the pre-approved strategies included in the guide, and electronic versions of the “Request for Approval of Strategy as Evidence-Based” and “Strategy Test Fit” forms included in the guide.

PDFFull Strategy Approval Guide
PDFPre-Approved Strategies List
MS WordRequest for Approval of Strategy as Evidence-Based Form
MS WordStrategy Test Fit Form


Substance Abuse and Associated Consequences in Nebraska, an Epidemiological Profile

This report, completed in December of 2007, contains 19 Nebraska data sources that include information on the patterns of use and consequences associated with the use of alcohol, tobacco, and illicit drugs within Nebraska. It is intended to help guide substance abuse prevention efforts in the state, including the selection of prevention priorities for the Nebraska Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant Program (SPF SIG).

PDFView the Report


Contact Information:
Office of Community & Rural Health
301 Centennial Mall South
P. O. Box 95026
Lincoln, NE 68509-5026
(402) 471-2353
(402) 471-8259 (fax)


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