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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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  • Exciting news from the NECPA - we've already begun awarding mini-grants for our latest funding cycle! We're thrilled to share that the following members have been granted funding to implement alcohol and substance use prevention strategies on their campuses through May 2025:
    • Peru State College
    • Southeast Community College
    • Doane University
    • University of Nebraska-Kearney
    • Union College
    • Central Community College
    • UNL Campus Recreation
    • Creighton University


  • Registration for the NECPA Statewide Convening opens April 10th! Join the NECPA on July 10, 2024, at UNL’s East Campus for this wonderful opportunity to network and learn with our members. We welcome all NECPA members and community partners and other professionals working in higher education including prevention specialists, nurses, social workers, licensed mental health care practitioners, and others interested in learning more about how to help students arrive to graduation healthy, well, and ready to thrive.

    This activity is being jointly provided by Nebraska Methodist College Professional Development and the Nebraska Collegiate Prevention Alliance.

    Contact hours are awarded for nursing, social work, occupational therapy, physical therapy, mental health, and education. Nurses: 4.5 contact hours awarded. Midwest Multistate Division Provider Approval # NE1025-1. Nebraska Methodist College Professional Development is approved with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Midwest Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

    This event is FREE for all attendees, and assistance is available for NECPA members to support the cost of travel and accommodations if needed.

    Register today: https://go.unl.edu/necpa24reg

  • Brief Motivational Interviewing Trainings available for NECPA members, contact nepreventionalliance@nebraska.edu for more information!


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.

o This project is supported in part by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Behavioral Health, Community Based Service Program (DHHS), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number 1B08TI083954-01, Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant. The NECPA received a sub-award of $500,000 for the funding period 09/01/2023 - 05/31/2025 through the Nebraska Department of Health and Services (DHHS), Division of Behavioral Health. No non-federal sources of funding support this project; it is 100% supported by federal dollars. The contents of this publication are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of DHHS, SAMHSA, or HHS.

The Omaha Collegiate Consortium (OCC) is a subset of the NECPA and is supported by the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center of Substance Abuse Treatment under grant number T1010034-17, Substance Abuse Prevention & Treatment Block Grant through a sub-award agreement with Region 6 Behavioral Healthcare. The OCC received an award of $115,770 for the funding period 07/01/2023 - 06/30/2024. No non-federal sources of funding support this program. The contents reflect the views of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HHS, SAMHSA, Center of Substance Abuse Treatment, DHHS, or Region 6 Behavioral Healthcare.

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