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What are we all about?

Buffalo County Community Partners, is a county-wide effort located in central Nebraska. Buffalo County Community Partners was one of the first projects of its kind in Nebraska. Community Partners has data assessments or surveys done each year to monitor the health status of the community. They take the results and share them with the community. Community members create coalitions to address the problems and unite resource to create change.

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What are we trying to do?

Our mission is to assess, promote, and strengthen the health of Buffalo County.

Our vision is that everyone from all corners of Buffalo County work together to improve the quality of life of those who live in and work in this community.

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Buffalo County 2020

In 2011, Community Partners focused its efforts in developing the current 5 Strategic Directions for the 2020 Vision: Active Living & Healthy Eating, Eliminate Health Disparities, High Impact Prevention Services, Healthy Homes & Sustainable Communities, and Injury-Free Living. Community Partners emphasizes the need to ELEVATE health issues in Buffalo County, ENGAGE Buffalo County residents in accountability to health, EMPOWER residents in creating positive change in their communities, and EVALUATE progress toward building a healthier Buffalo County.

Annual reports to the community

Partners Addressing Food Security

Access to basic resources like food was a top priority identified in the Buffalo County playbook. The Community Partners Board of directors invited...

Collective Impact Model for Community Change

The Buffalo County 2030 Vision is a beginning to take shape.  A community vision looks to our collective future and shares a common mission where...

Youth Advisory Board Share Their Voice with Area Counselor

Josh Arias, Youth Coordinator at Community Partners, observed during multiple community meetings that the connection of dialogue between youth and...

Addressing the Need for Bilingual Mental Health Therapists

The Bilingual Community Connectors Task Force has been hosting community conversations about the barriers our Spanish speaking community members are...

Community Laptop Recycle Drive

The Buffalo County Community Response Team (CRT) is collaborating with Motherboard, a technology company out of Omaha, to host a laptop recycle...

New Early Childhood Community Coordinator Hired

Kearney, Neb – Buffalo County Community Partners has hired a new Early Childhood Community Coordinator, Leslie Martin from Kearney. Martin will help...

Statewide Naloxone Program Expands to Two Pharmacies in Kearney

The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Division of Behavioral Health is teaming up with the Nebraska Pharmacists Association and...

New Board Members Join Buffalo County Community Partners

Buffalo County, Neb. – Five new board members have joined the Buffalo County Community Partners Board of Directors in 2021. New board members...

La vacuna del COVID-19

Vacunarte contra el COVID-19 es un paso importante que debemos tomar para volver a la normalidad. Es comprensible tener preocupaciones sobre el...

Youth Advisory Board Hosts Focus Groups To Develop Youth Voice

The Youth Advisory Board, created by Buffalo County Community Partners to promote youth advocacy in the community, is full of young minds wanting to...

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