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2013 Nebraska State and Regional Community Assessment Report

Community Action of Nebraska

2013 State and Regional Community Assessment Report

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News Coverage

Health care, income top concerns for Nebraskans
Omaha.com, March 12, 2014

Survey: Four in five Nebraskans same or worse off last year
Fremont Tribune, March 12, 2014

From the Executive Summary

Community Action of Nebraska launched the 2013 Community Assessment Survey in July 2013, mailing 10,000 surveys to residents across the state of Nebraska.  With this survey, Community Action aims to discover the most pressing challenges Nebraskans face so that Community Action Agencies across the state will be better equipped to address those challenges.

Results from an identical survey conducted in 2010, were integrated throughout the content of this report for comparison.  The 2010-2013 comparison serves as a means of identifying where efforts need to be focused in upcoming years to further address challenges identified within our state.  Community Action Agencies in Nebraska will use the results to evaluate and revise their programs and services to better fit the needs of their communities.

Both surveys were funded by the Community Action Agencies of Nebraska and the State of Nebraska’s Community Services Block Grant Discretionary Funds.  Community Action Agencies are private, non-profit organizations dedicated to helping low income people attain self-sufficiency in all 93 Nebraska Counties.

The assessment surveys asked questions covering a wide range of topics including: choices and access to health care; issues related to raising, educating and caring for children; issues related to home ownerships and household expenses; employment, income and debt; problems

Table of Contents

Executive Summary
Health Care
Perceptions About Poverty
Children and Youth
Basic Needs
Income and Finances
Regional Community Assessment Data
Blue Valley Community Action Partnership
Community Action Partnership of Lancaster and Saunders Counties
Community Action Partnership of Mid-Nebraska
Community Action Partnership of Western Nebraska
Central Nebraska Community Services
Eastern Nebraska Community Action Partnership
Northeast Nebraska Community Action Partnership
Northwest Community Action Partnership
Southeast Nebraska Community Action

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