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The executive summary documents the major findings of an assessment of organizational-capacity to provide substance-abuse prevention programming conducted by the Consortium for Organizational Research and Evaluation (CORE) of the University of Nebraska at Omaha for the Nebraska Urban Indian Health Coalition (NUIHC). The purpose of the study is to provide an analysis of local Native American community needs and attitudes and the capacity of NUIHC to provide appropriate and effective substance-abuse prevention services.

The study consists of three parts: 1) a written survey to gather data on the perceptions of the Native American Community in Omaha related to substance-abuse issues and problems, 2) in-person interviews with NUIHC prevention and treatment staff to gather organizational-capacity information and 3) an integrated analysis of the findings of these two components of the evaluation, including recommendations to improve both NUIHC substance-abuse prevention and treatment efforts.