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Nebraska Collegiate Prevention Alliance (NECPA) works collaboratively to develop strategies for reducing and preventing high-risk drinking and substance use among Nebraska college students.


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  • The NECPA is pleased to provide a FREE Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students (BASICS) Training featuring Dr. Jason Kilmer, Associate Professor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington. In this training, participants will receiving training in Motivational Interviewing strategies relevant to and required for BASICS implementation as well as alcohol information and skills training content. To maximize participation (and hopefully reduce fatigue from a full day training), the training will be split over two days – from 10 a.m. CST to 2:30 p.m. CST on June 9, 2021 and June 10, 2021 via Zoom. Please register for the training here. - and invite your colleagues to attend as well. *Participants must attend both dates.*

    In addition to the BASICS training, Dr. Kilmer will also be offering a training focusing on brief interventions with cannabis/marijuana as the focus. Research published by Dr. Christine Lee and colleagues (the individualized College Health for Alcohol and Marijuana Prevention, or iCHAMP) has shown that personalized feedback addressing student cannabis use, when provided in the context of a one-on-one session with a facilitator trained in motivational interviewing, also results in changes in use and related consequences. Thus, as a complement to training on June 9th and June 10th, participants will review content needed for brief interventions addressing cannabis use in a 2 hour follow up from 10:00 a.m. CST to 12:00 p.m. CST on June 16th via Zoom for cannabis/iCHAMP supplemental content. Please register for the training here - and invite your colleagues to attend as well. *Participants should have an understanding of BASICS to gain the most from this training.*

    The NECPA will also be offering a FREE training with Eric Davidson, Interim Director, Health and Counseling Services; Director, Illinois Higher Education Center for Alcohol, Other Drug, and Violence Prevention, Eastern Illinois University related to the Biennial Review Report and comprehensive drug and alcohol prevention programming for institutions of higher education. This training will be held via Zoom and include 5 modules:

    June 22 9:30 – 11:30 am CST Module 1: Drug Free Schools and Campuses Act Introduction (Act Creation, Act History, Act Regulations, General Administrative Regulations) and Module 2: DFSCA Requirement 4 – Certification; Current Enforcement, Q&A
    June 29 9:30 – 10:30 am CST Module 3: DFSCA Requirement DFSCA Requirement - Drug and Alcohol Prevention Program Notice
    July 13 9:30 – 10:30 am CST Module 4: Implementing a Comprehensive Drug and Alcohol Prevention Program Which Meets DFSCA Requirements
    July 20 9:30 – 10:30 am CST Module 5: DFSCA Requirement 3 - Biennial Review Development and Implementation
    Additional information about this training and registration will be shared soon!


  • The NECPA has received funding from the Nebraska Department of Transporation, Highway Safety Office and the Department of Health & Human Services, Behavioral Health Division to continue providing support to our members in developing strategies to reduce and prevention high-risk drinking and substance use among Nebraska college students.

  • We are excited to welcome Alex Brown as our new NECPA Project Manager. Alex previously worked with the NECPA as the Coordinator for the Omaha Collegiate Consortium. We are thrilled to have Alex’s expertise in data analysis and evaluation and prevention in the coalition statewide. Feel free to contact Alex at alex.brown@unl.edu.


The NECPA Currently includes 26 institutions of higher education in Nebraska, including private and public colleges and universities as well as community colleges and proprietary colleges. NECPA members use strategic and comprehensive environmental approaches to reduce high-risk drinking and the negative effects of excessive alcohol use. The only criterion for membership is the written commitment of the top administrator to support his/her personnel in efforts to reduce high-risk drinking among the institutionʼs students.

To learn more about the NECPA or how to join, please fill out our contact form.

The NECPA is funded in part by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Behavioral Health Division, the Nebraska Department of Transportation, Highway Safety Office, and coordinated by the College of Education and Human Sciences at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln.