Region V Systems provides funding, technical assistance, and coordination to coalitions, including:

  • Local Prevention Coalitions: Annually, each coalition submits a strategic plan based on data-driven prevention needs within its county. The activities and strategies are funded by substance abuse prevention block grant funds.
  • Native American Coalition: The coalition’s purpose is to fund behavioral health and cultural priorities among 1st Nation populations in southeast Nebraska. Leadership development and ongoing capacity development continue at the monthly coalition meetings to address priority needs.
  • Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) Coalition: National CLAS standards have been defined to advance health equity, improve quality, and help eliminate health care disparities. CLAS standards establish a blueprint to guide efforts that address racial and ethnic health disparities and implement culturally and linguistically appropriate services. Since 2003, Region V Systems has hosted a CLAS Coalition to address cultural and linguistically specific issues. Coalition membership is open to anyone interested in cultural and linguistic services and supports.