This project was funded to address barriers to reporting signs of violence using a community based, public health approach. Funding is through the Department of Homeland Security Countering Violent Extremism Grant Program. Learn more about this effort through the official website of the Department of Homeland Security – Click here https://www.dhs.gov/countering-violent-extremism
- Communities in rural areas have residents with concerning behaviors, but fewer resources to help them.
- Nebraska’s public health system is strongly connected to communities.
- Nebraska can lead the way for other rural areas by testing affordable models that emphasize respect, trust and local control.
What are the project goals?
- Identify local barriers to reporting concerns
- Increase community trust in responses to concerns
- Create a toolkit for other rural public health departments based on lessons learned
What are the potential community impacts?
- Enhanced community awareness of concerning behaviors
- Professionals better equipped to manage concerning behaviors
- Safer, more connected communities
Who is implementing this project?
- Two Rivers Public Health Department
- University of Nebraska Public Policy Center
- Nebraska Emergency Management Agency