Buffalo County Community Partners identifies issues impacting community well-being and addresses those issues by collecting and evaluating data and facilitating conversations among interested parties and community members. We build connections and gather the collective experience, so innovative solutions can be implemented.  

If you are interested in working collectively around a coordinated prevention system, you are invited to join the Buffalo County Well-Being Collaborative on Nov. 28, at ESU 10, room C, 76 Plaza Blvd, Kearney, NE 68848. Lunch will be served. Email info@bcchp.org to RSVP to the meeting. A zoom link will be provided to those that can not attend in person.

Or see below other community workgroups gathering around specific prevention strategies and events. If you are interested in learning more about any of the following, use the volunteer form page to send us a message, or email info@bcchp.org.

  • Buffalo County Community Partners Response Team. October 31 at 2:00 P.M. at Community Partners Office, 1755 Prairie View Place or via zoom.
    • Partners meet to discus connection to Central Navigation and gaps that exist in the community
  • Buffalo County Youth, Adolescent and Children work group of the Buffalo County Well-Being Collaborative meet with Judge John Rademacher. October 31.
    • Under the leadership of Chief Justice Michael Heavican, the Through the Eyes of the Child Initiative is a multidisciplinary network of local teams that work to improve systems processes. It creates a forum for local child welfare and juvenile justice stakeholders to collaborate with each other in their efforts to improve issues in their communities’ juvenile court systems as well as communicate with other teams and stakeholders across the state to identify systemic barriers and work on solutions.
  • Early Childhood Collaborative Elm Creek Community meeting. Nov 8 in Elm Creek.
    • Elm Creek has started a Communities For Kids committee, with the support of Buffalo County Community Partners, to address childcare needs in Elm Creek.
  • Every Brilliant Thing. November 14, 7:00 P.M at the World Theatre.
    • Crane River Theater’s production of Every Brilliant Thing by Duncan Macmillian and Jonny Donahoe. It is a life affirming story of how to achieve hope through focusing on the smallest miracles of life. Suicide prevention resources will be shared. Sponsored by UNK and Central Nebraska Loss Team.
    • Play will be brought to Buffalo County Schools sponsored by Buffalo County Community Partners
  • After Hours Social Networking with BHECN. November 15, 5:00-7:00 P.M. at Community Partners.
    • Join us to discuss local mental health data, rural mental health resources, and learn from mental health professionals. Catering by Panera Bread
  • Early Childhood Collaborative Meeting. November 16, 1:00 P.M. via zoom.
    • Discussing challenges of raising wages to sustain staff at childcare and the effect it has on families due to increasing rates.
  • Family Fun Night. November 16, 5:00-7:00 P.M. at Kearney Area Children’s Museum.
    • Free admission to the children’s museum. Lots of activities including story time and free children’s books to the first 100 families.
  • Substance Use Talk. November 17, 9:00 A.M with Dr. Zoucha at Region 3 Behavioral Health Services.
    • Zoucha is a recognized leader in addiction medicine for the State of Nebraska and serves as Director of Addiction Medicine for the Department of Psychiatry at UNMC. He will be discussing opioid and substance use amongst adolescents in Nebraska. You can register to attend his speaking event here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/OPNE.
  • Buffalo County Well-Being Collaborative. November 28, 12:00 P.M, ESU 10, Room C.
    • Working collectively toward a community coordinated prevention system.
    • Lunch will be served
    • Email info@bcchp.org to RSVP
  • Youth Advisory Board Parents Night. December 4, 7:00 P.M.
    • Youth Advisory Board parents joining together to discuss prevention resources and other topics related to middle school/high school parenting.
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