The Panhandle Prevention Coalition is supported in whole or part, by federal or state funds received from Region 1 Behavioral Health Authority, the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Division of Behavioral Health and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), including Grant #93.243 under the Strategic Prevention Framework Partnerships for Success Grant. The PPC is also supported by the Tobacco Free Nebraska Program as a result of the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement.
2017 PPC goals:
- Continue grassroots policy work to address underage drinking, binge drinking, drinking and driving, tobacco use, and prescription drug abuse.
- Strengthen K-12 & post-secondary school policies.
- Strengthen enforcement of alcohol laws.
The Panhandle Prevention Coalition uses a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)-wide planning model for prevention called a strategic prevention framework. The framework emphasizes sustainability and cultural competency and consists of five basic steps:
- Needs assessment
- Capacity building
- Strategic planning
- Implementation of evidence-based programs, policies, and practices
- Evaluation and monitoring
Tobacco Free Nebraska uses the Communities of Excellence in Tobacco Control Community Indicators to guide their work plans.Â The priority areas include:
- Eliminating Exposure to Secondhand Smoke
- Prevent Youth Initiation
- Reaching Underserved Populations
- Helping People Quit
Tobacco Free in the Panhandle Website
Tobacco Free in the Panhandle is provided by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services/Tobacco Free Nebraska program as a result of the Tobacco master Settlement Agreement.