Community Need & Data Strategy

The Saline County Drug & Alcohol Prevention Coalition is using supporting data from the Nebraska Risk and Protective Factor Student Survey Results for 2016 – Saline County Profile Report (NRPFSS) to identify and address achievable prevention goals as our primary justification for evident, community needs. (UPDATE: The data mined from the 2018 NRPFSS Survey is now available.) After review of this NRPFSS data, the Prevention Coalition continues to narrow its immediate concerns to key targets for the the upcoming year, 2018-19.

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NRPFSS Results
2012 Saline County
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2014 Saline County NRPFSS Results
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NRPFSS Results

In short, Saline County NRPFSS comparatively shows an outpacing of State statistics in both “Past 30-day Alcohol Use” and “Lifetime Alcohol Use” among older high school students surveyed.  While alcohol consumption among those surveyed in comparison from the 2010 to the 2016 NRPFSS showed a decline among both State & Regional averages, the data is showing an increase in both “30-day Alcohol Use” and “binge drinking” with Senior classmen in our Local area. Junior classmen also peeked above the State and Regional averages for the use of alcohol during the past 30-days prior to the survey. The survey also showed us students have found an increased availability to alcohol through another family member, although supplies by parents have seen a decrease from 2010 to 2016.

It is with the above findings we blanket our community concerns to the obvious; kids are obtaining and using alcohol to an often greater extent than those grouped into grouped Regional or State averages. For this reason we placing a great deal of focus on a marketing approached led by faculty and staff at Doane University in Crete, NE. There are currently two educationally based marketing classes led by professors who will devote 2nd semester classroom time toward the prevention efforts of the Saline County Coalition. One class, the Graphics Designers will zero in on the print and digital visualization of the Coalition when presenting our educational and informational components of prevention through the most recognizable marketing scheme anticipated. The second such class will center on the actual marketing of concepts, ideas, components and strategies relative to both known and unknown ideas thus far presented at Coalition meetings to date. It is using this foundational approach we concentrate on the following community needs and objectives: