Vital Signs Report for Lincoln

Source: Vital Signs

The Lincoln Vital Signs supplemental report, Behavioral Health Trends in Lincoln, is ready to be shared! The report is on the Lincoln Vital Signs website:

The supplement to the Lincoln Vital Signs reports (2014, 2015) compiles information about persons with mental health and/or substance abuse needs. Just as Lincoln Vital Signs reports have been used extensively throughout Lincoln, the Behavioral Health Trends in Lincoln supplement offers insights into current trends in Nebraska-funded behavioral health clients, homelessness and police interactions.

The need for the report was highlighted over the past two years as people requested information about behavioral health trends at Lincoln Vital Signs presentations. Data from the supplemental report, co-authored by Dr. Nancy Shank and Dr. Stacey Hoffman of the University of Nebraska Public Policy Center, will be incorporated into the next Lincoln Vital Signs report, slated for Spring 2017.

Please help us share this report with the community. The University of Nebraska Public Policy Center is tweeting about it, but you can help spread the word by announcing the report through your networks, such as:

Sharing this email with colleagues and discussion groups

Announcing in e-mail or traditional newsletters

Sharing on social media: Twitter/Facebook

Posting links on websites

To compile this supplement, the City of Lincoln, Lincoln Community Foundation, Region V Systems, UNL Center on Children, Families and the Law, and University of Nebraska Public Policy Center successfully collaborated on a proposal to the US Department of Agriculture and the US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Agency (through a sub-award to Michigan State University). The Lincoln Vital Signs Advisory Committee was extremely helpful in shaping the report’s final content and formatting.

Participating Organizations:

Abel Foundation

City of Lincoln

Community Health Endowment

Cooper Foundation

Educare of Lincoln

Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools

Lancaster County

Lincoln Partnership for Economic Development

Lincoln Community Foundation

Nebraska Children and Families Foundation

United Way of Lincoln and Lancaster County

University of Nebraska Foundation

Woods Charitable Fund


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