Nebraska prevention efforts focus on maintaining safe and drug-free communities. The Division works through regions and community coalitions to plan and carry out activities that result in positive change.
The Division and its partners at the state and local levels are focusing efforts to reduce:
To accomplish change, community coalitions implement strategies that:
Student Health and Risk Prevention (SHARP) The Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) and the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (NDHHS) coordinate the administration of the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS), Youth Tobacco Survey (YTS), and Nebraska Risk and Protective Factor Student Survey (NRPFSS). The Student Health And Risk Prevention (SHARP) Surveillance System is the umbrella uniting these three surveys (school surveys).
Mental Health First Aid aims to teach members of the public how to respond in a mental health emergency and offer support to someone who appears to be in emotional distress. The course is taught throughout Nebraska. Information about next available course can be obtained by contacting the mental health first aid organization.