Regional Prevention Coordination (RPC)
The purpose of the Regional Prevention Center (RPC) is to prevent the abuse of alcohol and other drugs, for all ages, through forming and supporting local/county community coalitions which sustain a statewide prevention system.
RPC staff provide or identify local resources to offer training, technical assistance, and coordination to community coalitions to implement evidence-based regional programs and practices. Staff work collaboratively with a wide variety of state and local agencies, law enforcement, civic groups, universities and colleges, the media, youth groups, and parents to achieve National Outcome Measures (NOMs).
RPC staff also coordinate the Youth Action Board (YAB), comprised of high school and college youth, to develop youth leadership within their home communities. YAB sponsors three annual events: June Jam, Red/White Tailgate, and Youth Leadership Day, which includes over 1,000 youth and 100 sponsors.
Do you want a healthy community? Every county in southeast Nebraska has a coalition leading the charge to reduce substance abuse and promote positive mental health in their area. Visit TalkAboutAlcohol.org to find stories, videos, and resources in your local community.
Region V Systems, in partnership with DHHS/Behavioral Health and the Nebraska Pharmacists Association, has FREE Narcan (generic: Naloxone).
Narcan is available to community members in southeast Nebraska at no cost for individuals requesting the drug for themselves or someone else “at risk for an opioid overdose.”
Two pharmacies were selected in Lincoln, Nebraska: HyVee Pharmacy at 5010 ‘O’ Street and Kohll’s Rx Pharmacy at 808 North 27th Street. A third pharmacy in rural southeast Nebraska, Hyrum’s Family Value Pharmacy at 2115 14th Street, Auburn, Nebraska, will also be participating. The pilot program will run from December 20, 2019, to March 31, 2020. Community members can go to one of the three pharmacies mentioned above and speak to the pharmacist to obtain the FREE Narcan.
For more information on The Southeast Nebraska Native American Coalition (SENNAC), please visit their Facebook page.
2018 Nebraska Risk and Protective Factor Student Survey (NRPFSS).
The 2018 survey represents the sixth implementation of the NRPFSS. The NRPFSS targets Nebraska students in grades 8, 10, and 12 with a goal of providing schools and communities with local-level data. As a result, the survey is implemented as a census survey; meaning, that every public and non-public school with an eligible grade can choose to participate. This data is not to be considered a representative statewide sample. The survey is designed to assess adolescent substance use, delinquent behavior, and many of the risk and protective factors that predict adolescent problem behaviors.
Within Nebraska 24,085 students from the 8th, 10th, and 12th grades completed the NRPFSS. 24% (5663) of those students were from the Region V Systems service area, which includes 47% of all 8th graders, 29% of all 10th graders, and 24% of 12th graders within schools in southeast Nebraska. 2018 Region V Risk and Protective Factor Student Survey
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