Nebraska Priority Topic Investments

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Nebraska Overdose Investment Snapshot

Combatting the current overdose crisis is a priority for the agency. This page provides an overview of the FY21 CDC Injury Center (NCIPC) overdose investments for the state of Nebraska.

There were 91,799 drug overdose deaths in the United States in 2020 (28.3 deaths per 100,000 standard population), a stark 30% increase from 2019. Approximately 75% of drug overdose deaths in 2020 involved an opioid, with synthetic opioids (e.g., illicitly manufactured fentanyls) accounting for more than 80% of all opioid-involved deaths. Drug overdose deaths involving synthetic opioids increased by 55% and deaths involving psychostimulants (e.g., methamphetamine) increased by 47% from 2019 to 2020. Drug overdose deaths involving cocaine also increased by 22%.

In 2020 in Nebraska there were:

214

overdose deaths

11.3

overdose deaths per 100,000 people (age-adjusted)

Source: NVSS – Drug Overdose Deaths

Overdose Funding At A Glance
Overdose Funding At A Glance
Nebraska

$2,248,029

FY21 Nebraska Total Overdose Prevention Funding

 

 

FY21 Awards

Overdose Data to Action (OD2A)

  • Nebraska State Award: $2,173,529

Public Health and Public Safety

  • Overdose Response Strategy: $74,500*

 

*average award amount; award pending

Examples of How Nebraska Is Working to Prevent Overdose

overdose strategies
capacity building

First responder support

Nebraska implemented a mobile application that offers first responders anonymous crisis support to help address the mental health risks and needs of responders.

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Data sharing

Nebraska initiated bi-directional prescription drug monitoring program data sharing with 10 nearby states, resulting in increased access for state health departments to multiple data sources. This shared information will be consolidated and made available to Nebraska’s Drug Safety Advisory Group to improve overdose prevention and response efforts.

CDC Overdose Prevention Strategies

CDC’s Injury Center plays a critical role in addressing the drug overdose epidemic by driving progress in the five strategic priorities that guide CDC’s response framework for preventing overdoses.

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Nebraska ACEs Investment Snapshot

Preventing, identifying, and responding to adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) is a priority for the agency. This page provides an overview of the FY21 CDC Injury Center (NCIPC) ACEs investments for the state of Nebraska.

ACEs are preventable, potentially traumatic events that occur in childhood (0-17 years) such as neglect, experiencing or witnessing violence, or having a family member attempt or die by suicide. Across 25 states surveyed in 2019, 61% of adults had at least one ACE and 16% had 4 or more types of ACEs. Preventing ACEs could reduce a large number of health conditions, including up to 21 million cases of depression, 1.9 million cases of heart disease, and 2.5 million cases of overweight/obesity.

Between 2018-2019 in Nebraska:

38.5%

of the population reported experiencing one or more ACEs*

*ACEs statistics are reported by parents and include all reports of ACEs except for child abuse and physical neglect (Source: National Survey on Children’s Healthexternal icon).

ACEs Funding At A Glance
ACEs Funding At A Glance
Nebraska

$14,998

Total ACEs Funding Appropriated within Nebraska for FY21 Activities

 

 

FY21 Awards

Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS)

  • Nebraska Department of Education: $14,998
Other Support for ACEs in Nebraska

Beyond the ACEs appropriation, CDC supports several initiatives, research, and partnerships to build state and tribal surveillance infrastructure and enhance ACEs prevention and mitigation.

In Nebraska, some of those other initiatives include:

Examples of How Nebraska Is Working to Prevent ACEs

ACEs strategies

Surveillance activities

The Nebraska Department of Education is adding questions about experiencing ACEs to the Nebraska YRBS to provide representative state-wide estimates of ACEs for Nebraska public high school students.

CDC ACEs Prevention and Mitigation Strategies

ACEs and their associated harms are preventable. Creating and sustaining safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments for all children and families can prevent ACEs and help all children reach their full health and life potential. CDC has produced a suite of technical packages to help states and communities take advantage of the best available evidence to prevent violence, including the many types of violence and social, economic, and other exposures in the home and community that adversely affect children.

From this suite of technical packages, CDC developed Preventing ACEs: Leveraging the Best Available Evidence, which outlines six strategies that can prevent ACEs from happening in the first place as well as mitigate the harms of ACEs.

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