The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) partnered with Support and Training for the Evaluation of Programs (STEPs) at the University of Nebraska at Omaha to assess the needs of Nebraska county coroners in conducting drug overdose death investigations.
To develop a clear understanding of the Nebraska county coroners’ needs, STEPs conducted an online survey of 91 county coroners who are serving 93 Nebraska counties, according to Nebraska DHHS’s internal data. STEPs administered the survey on July 23, 2019, and closed it on August 16, 2019. 28 people participated in the survey and 25 completed it, giving a response rate of 27%. At least three responses were received from each of the six Nebraska Behavioral Health regions.
Willmore, Brittany; Cho, B. Shine; and Harder, Jeanette, "DOP-Coroners’ Study 2019 Final Report: Assessing Coroners’ Needs" (2019). Reports. 15.