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Preventing substance abuse. Improving lives.

The LiveWise Coalition provides a gathering place for partners to create and implement strategies and activities for alcohol, tobacco, and other drug prevention within the community.

Our Partners

The LiveWise Coalition provides a gathering place for partners to create and implement strategies and activities for alcohol, tobacco, and other drug prevention within the community.

The LiveWise Coalition is made of the partnerships that exist between many different agencies, and collaboration has built the coalition's ability to reach new populations in the region with alcohol, tobacco and other drug prevention messages. The coalition would like to recognize its partners and thank them for their continued service to the LiveWise mission.

Funding

The LiveWise Coalition has several funding streams.  We are funded in part through local, state, and federal grants, as well as donations from the general public.  LiveWise is supported in part by Region 6 Behavioral Healthcare through the Substance Abuse Block Grant of the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.  LiveWise is also supported in part by Grant #93.243 under the Strategic Prevention Framework Partnerships for Success Grant for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Admnistration Center for Substance Abuse Prevention through the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.   

Funded Agencies

PMP - Prevention Means Progress
PMP has been a long time partner of LiveWise.  Currently, PMP works on two special initiatives for the coalition.  The first is called Me360, it is a unique educational strategy developed by PMP and targeted to youth, 7th grade and older. It is designed to deliver information about ALL drugs of abuse from a Law Enforcement, Prevention, and Treatment perspective. Me360 presentations are co-delivered to youth by these three groups of professionals and are tailored to meet the needs of each group / classroom.  
The second initiative is the Parents You Matter curriculum, which is a classroom presentation for parents.  The presentation provides paretns and other caring adults with valuable insights as to why kids use, how parents can start the dialogue about the dangers of substance abuse with their kids and what steps to take if they suspect or know their child is using.  It underscores the need for parents to educate themselves about the dangers of drugs and alcohol, and to be the go-to source when their children have questions.

Creighton University Cardiac Center
The Creighton University Cardiac Center Health Educator collaborates with LiveWise to provide prescription drug abuse prevention strategies to North Omaha and the Faith Based Communities.  The Health Educator from the Cardiac Center hosts workshops for the senior populations to review proper disposal methods for unused and expired medications, as well as having the Creighton University Pharmacy Students help workshop attendees review their current prescriptions for possible adverse reactions.

Thrive Center Omaha
The Thrive Center Omaha has become a pivotal partner to LiveWise with regards to reaching the youth of Douglas County.  Currently Thrive Center staff are working with LiveWise staff to address underage drinking 12 to 20 years old in Douglas County.  As part of their strategy to address this topic, they are implementing the NEXT Youth Empowerment Movement.  NEXT is a youth-driven, youth empowerment movement, which will energize and train youth to engage in environmental approaches that affect their communities.  The funding for this project is provided through the Strategic Prevention Framework - Partnership For Success II grant, through Region 6 and the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.

Other Partners

Abintra Counseling Center, Inc.

Aetna Health Insurance

Blair Public Schools

Blair Police Department

Catholic Charities

Center for Holistic Development
The Center for Holistic Development has collaborated with LiveWise to also address underage drinking in 12 to 20 year olds throughout Douglas County.  

Creighton University School of Pharmacy

Dillon's House/Coalition Rx
Coalition Rx, formerly Dillons House is a partner who focuses on Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention.  On February 6, 2010, Dillon Hayes died in his sleep unexpectedly from an unintentional drug overdose. The Millard North High School (Omaha, NE) sophomore had, along with some friends, tried some prescription drugs that were not prescribed to him. In the wake of this tragedy, Carey Pomykata and Dillon's father, David, founded Dillon's House with the hope of sparing more families from such needless loss.  Dillon's House works throughout the region to promote responsible disposal of unused or expired prescription medications, as well as awareness about prescription drug abuse to teens and parents.  The actual "Dillon's House" is a playhouse located at Sonshine Christian Preschool in Omaha, Nebraska.

Heartland Family Service

LiveWise E3
The Washington County-based sub coalition partners with Arlington, Blair and Fort Calhoun Schools to provide students and community members with strategies focusing on building the Search Institute's 40 Developmental Assets in youth. The schools and several community partner agencies are committed to fulfilling this mission.

Omaha Area Hy-Vee

Metro Omaha Tobacco Action Coalition

Millard Public Schools

Nebraska Families Collaborative

Nebraska National Guard

NOVA Therapeutic Community

Omaha Collegiate Consortium
Several area colleges, such as Clarkson College, Creighton University, University of Nebraska at Omaha, Metro Community College, Kaplan University (Omaha Campus), and Bellevue University comprise the Omaha Collegiate Consortium.  This group works across all of the aforementioned campuses to address underage drinking, and reduce high-risk drinking within the 18 to 25 year old population.  This group formed after previously receiving funding to implement campus activities focused on reducing high-risk drinking within the 18 to 25 year old population. That funding was made possible by a grant from the Nebraska Governor's Office and Department of Health and Human Services.

Papillion-LaVista Schools

Omaha Public Schools

Ralston Public Schools

Region 6 Behavioral Healthcare

Sarpy County Sheriff's Office

Sarpy-Cass Health Department

Sarpy County Diversion

Tobacco Free Sarpy

Tobacco Free Cass County

TJS Purple Project

United Healthcare

University of Nebraska Medical Center - College of Public Health - Center for Reducing Health Disparities

University of Nebraska Medical Center - School of Pharmacy

...and many more individual supporters.