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
Below are links to a map displaying Nebraska’s 16 SPF SIG coalitions and a document containing contact information for each of the 16 coalitions.
Nebraska SPF SIG Coalition Map
Nebraska SPF SIG Coalition Contacts
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.
Nebraska Young Adult Alcohol Opinion Survey, Summary Report
Supplemental Tables Containing State-Level Survey Results
Map of the Survey Sampling Strata
Results by survey sampling strata (i.e., the Nebraska SPF SIG coalition areas targeting a reduction in binge drinking among 18-25 year olds plus the reminder of the state):
Strata 1: Panhandle Prevention Coalition
Strata 2: Community Connections of Lincoln County
Strata 3: Buffalo County Community Partners (Positive Pressure Coalition)
Strata 4: Area Substance & Alcohol Abuse Prevention Coalition (ASAAP)
Strata 5: Southeast Nebraska Coalition
Strata 6: Elkhorn Logan Valley SPF SIG Coalition
Strata 7: Lancaster Alcohol Abuse Prevention Partnership (LAAPP)
Strata 8: LiveWise Coalition
Strata 9: Remainder of the State (i.e., counties not covered by Strata 1-8)
Statewide Results (in the same format as Strata 1-9 above)
Nebraska Young Adult Alcohol Opinion Survey Questionnaire
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.
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.
Full Strategy Approval Guide
Pre-Approved Strategies List
Request for Approval of Strategy as Evidence-Based Form
Strategy Test Fit Form
The Nebraska Substance Abuse Prevention Strategic Plan
The Nebraska Strategic Plan provides a comprehensive description of the Nebraska Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant (SPF SIG) Program and how it will be implemented within the state. The plan describes how the program will address each step in the SPF model, including assessment, capacity building, planning, implementation, and evaluation as well as the cross-cutting issues of sustainability and cultural competency. Included in the plan are the state SPF SIG prevention priorities and a description of how they were chosen, a summary of the current substance abuse prevention infrastructure in Nebraska, and a description of how funds will be distributed to Nebraska communities.
View the Plan
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).
View the Report
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