Buffalo County 2030 Vision

The Buffalo County 2030 Vision is a plan to build a healthier Buffalo County. Our goal is to use innovative solutions to solve complex problems using a collective impact model to establish a shared vision, strategies and measurements to drive impact for the well-being of our community.

Community Data: The Baseline

A 2030 Steering Committee compiled community data and shared with over 60+ community stakeholders. They asked stakeholders to review the data and share what they hoped could change in the community. 

The data was segmented into four areas, called performance indicators; behavioral health, early childhood/adolescents, access (to basic services), and vulnerable person(s).  This work became the Community Health and Well-Being Indicators document.   *View full data document here* 

The Steering Committee also began compiling a list of identified gaps and barriers that exist in our community.

Together the baseline data, community gaps and barriers, and community hopes inspired the vision statements.

Behavioral and Physical Wellness

By focusing on wellness of your communities’ residents we will see improved behavioral and physical health for all.

Access to Basic Services

By improving access for all in your community we will see a reduction in health disparities.

Early Childhood and Adolescents

By focusing on the development of children’s skills to set goals and maintain healthy relationships, and manage their emotions they will become thriving adults.

Vulnerable Persons

By lifting up the voices and needs of the vulnerable populations in our community we will create a safe and healthy place for all.

Vision for Our Community

This vision statement is the lens we use to look at the gaps in our community.

By 2030, our communities’

  • Will have resources that are easy to understand and accessible for all.
  • Will have access to basic services for all.
  • Will thrive when partners work together to coordinate services.
  • Will value all people and their voices will inform our work.

How will we get here? Continue to learn more about the models and structures we will use

Creating Impact

Collective Impact

Buffalo County Community Partners has decided to use the collective impact model to create change. Too many times, communities focus on isolated impact to solve complex issues.  Moving from isolated impact to Collective Impact involves helping partners to;

  • Point to a shared agenda,
  • Know how to connect,
  • See many sectors involved,
  • Know the benefits when issues are solved together,
  • Give voice to those being served,
  • See work through others perspective,
  • Give space for others to join conversations,
  • Celebrate success together and for each other.

Measuring Impact

Results Based Accountability

Buffalo County Community Partners has adopted the Results Based Accountability Model to lead community conversations around impact and reaching our intended result.

Instead of measuring just outcomes, result based accountability relies on three questions. The main question we are trying to answer “is anyone better off,” shifts the focus to impact rather than just outcomes. 

  • How much we do
  • How well we do it
  • Is anyone better off

Collaborative Structure

The Buffalo County Well-Being Collaborative is made up of 100+ community members from 12 different community sectors. Buffalo County Community Partners Board serves as the backbone. A steering committee provides strategic support and vision for the Collaborative.

Partners Involved

We have over +100 community partners who have been part of this process to find a 2030 vision for our community. We have partners from 12 different community sectors represented.

List of Collaborative Members

Collaborative Work. Youth, Children, Adolescent Workgroup

The Workgroup hosts conversations to support parents and caregivers of children with greatest potential for brain development, most often prior to birth through 3 years of age and early adolescence; however, all parents welcome. Five community volunteers lead this workgroup conversation: Alexandra Dillon, (ESU10), Penny Parker (Total Care) , Dulce Valdez, (ESU9), Jason Owens (KPS), Emily Lehman (Unite Us) and Erin Small (KPS).  A picture of our collaborative efforts that will make the greatest impact for children is emerging. Community members are invited to the table for the next conversation.

The Children, Youth, and Adolescent work group have created the following documents during their work. If you are just joining us, start with the orientation packet here, then proceed to the supporting documents below.

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