Get Ready for Another Prescription Takeback Event

Get Ready for Another Prescription Takeback Event

Positive Pressure, along with Two Rivers Public Health Department, Good Samaritan Hospital, ELKs, and volunteer law enforcement officers, will be holding their biannual Prescription Drug Takeback on Saturday, April 27th. The event gives residents of Buffalo County a chance to safely dispose of unneeded prescription medications in an effort to help prevent prescription drug abuse and misuse. Positive Pressure Coordinator Tana Nelsen said,...

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A Voice for Democracy

A Voice for Democracy

The following question was put towards Buffalo County Youth Advisory Board member Nathan Leach at a speech meet: “Do you think your vote really matters?” Rather than think of an answer or an argument, Leach wondered why such a question would even exist in a society founded on democracy. Leach has noticed a “trust deficit” between the government and the people, particularly among his peers. He brought his concerns to Community Partners and...

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TIPS: Train the Trainer Event

TIPS: Train the Trainer Event

More certified TIPS (Training and Intervention ProcedureS) trainers are coming to Buffalo County thanks to the Train the Trainer event sponsored by Community Partners, Positive Pressure, the University of Nebraska at Kearney Student Affairs and UNK’s Counseling & Health Care. “This TIPS training for universities is more than training for alcohol servers. It also educates on what to do to help a friend who has had too much to drink. This...

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Positive Pressure Gets Tips from CADCA

Positive Pressure Gets Tips from CADCA

Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) is one of America’s leading drug prevention organizations, giving anti-drug coalitions the tools to succeed since 1992. This year, Community Partners’ Community Coalition Coordinator Tana Nelsen attended their National Leadership Forum in Washington, D.C. “CADCA was a great opportunity for learning and networking. There were many different workshops to learn about new substance abuse trends,...

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And the Executive Committee Members Are . . .

And the Executive Committee Members Are . . .

2013 is going to be an exciting year for Buffalo County and Community Partners. We’re pleased to announce the executive committee members of our board of directors for the year: Chair – Suzanne Brodine, Assistant to the City Manager of Kearney Vice Chair – Lisa Reese Parish, Executive Director, United Way Secretary/Treasurer – Nikki Gausman, Executive Director, SAFE Center Past Chair – Bob Smoot, VP of Mission Integration, Good Samaritan...

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UNMC Mobile Nurse Managed Clinic Coming to Kearney

UNMC Mobile Nurse Managed Clinic Coming to Kearney

The Community Coalition to Improve Alzheimer’s/Dementia Health is excited to announce that their work to get a mobile clinic to Kearney has paid off. The University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing Mobile Nurse Managed Clinic will begin travelling to Kearney from UNMC Omaha every first Wednesday of the month. It will be in Kearney for the first time on March 6, 2013. The one-of-a-kind mobile clinic serves any older adult, not just...

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Community Partners at the Nebraska Health Policy Academy

Community Partners at the Nebraska Health Policy Academy

The Nebraska Health Policy Academy (NE-HPA) is a 9-month training program that seeks to strengthen policy development and advocacy for the public’s health by engaging health leaders in a competency-based training initiative that uses collaborative leadership and action learning approaches. Representing Community Partners at NE-HPA are Denise Zwiener, Jessie Perez, Ann Tvrdik, Julie Weir, Terry Krohn, Crystal Winfield, Bob Smoot, and Dr. Ken...

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