Record Breaking Prescription Collection

Record Breaking Prescription Collection

   Saturday, April 29 at CHI Health Good Samaritan Hospital the Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office hosted an RX Takeback event. The event was successful in receiving 565 lbs. of unwanted, unused, or expired prescription medication. We want to thank all the community members who participated. Partners, CHI Health Good Samaritan Hospital, Two Rivers Public Health Department, and Kearney/Holdrege Elks Lodge #984 made this event possible....

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Early Childhood Development Input Needed

Community Partners is inviting residents interested in early childhood development in Buffalo County to give their input on Thursday, February 2 from 10 – 2 pm at ESU10, Room A. The event will be facilitated by Nebraska Children and Family Foundation as a part of the Buffalo County Rooted in Relationships Early Childhood System of Care Self-Assessment.  This meeting will determine how well Buffalo County is serving the social, emotional...

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Start a conversation, local resources are available

A community’s response in support of our youth and adults is important when working together to prevent suicide.  Leaders of the Buffalo County Suicide Prevention Coalition are hosting their 2nd coalition meeting on Friday, January 20 at 10-11a.m. at Buffalo County Community Partners Conference Room.  The purpose of this meeting is to bring community members together to discuss the signs of suicide and to achieve a greater...

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Emerging Suicide Prevention and Behavioral Health Issues Bring New Collaborative

Emerging Suicide  Prevention and Behavioral Health Issues Bring New Collaborative

Community Partners Board launches a new behavioral health collaborative, HealthyMINDS, focused on improving health outcomes from birth to 18 years of age. This summer, grant funders and other community stakeholders invited Buffalo County Community Partners Board to develop new coalitions for early childhood behavioral health, suicide prevention and school mental health. Community Partner’s Board asked key community stakeholders to join together...

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Clean Your Cabinets

Clean Your Cabinets

Prescription drugoverdose is now the leading cause of  accidental deaths in the United States, surpassing motor vehicle accidents. In Buffalo County, over half of youth that use prescription drugs say that they get these prescriptions from a friend or family’s home. Parents, Take a Stand, on prescription drug abuse. Know what’s in your cabinet and talk to your kids about the dangers of prescription drug abuse. You can drop your old...

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Kearney Cruise Nite 2016 Recap

Kearney Cruise Nite 2016 Recap

The Be Safe, Be Smart Task force saw great community response this year. The letter the task force sent to alcohol retailers was well received. A handful of retailers put up signs to reduce the sale of glass bottles during the weekend. Two retailers did not sell glass bottles. Around 1,000 buttons with the Be Safe Be Smart logo were passed out to retailers to wear and promote the campaign. “When individuals from the community came together in...

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The Founding Of The Positive Pressure Coalition

The Founding Of The Positive Pressure Coalition

Positive Pressure formed in June 1996, as a grassroots community coalition to address alcohol, tobacco and other drug use. Positive Pressure developed in response to the needs of the community to become more informed about, and to address the problems created by methamphetamine use during the mid 1990’s. During the early years, the coalition specifically worked with community members and policy makers to prevent a head shop from selling drug...

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The Beginnings of Tobacco Free Nebraska

The Beginnings of Tobacco Free Nebraska

Community Partners has been working on reducing tobacco use since 1997. The Buffalo County Tobacco Free Coalition received grant funds ($6,500) to reduce teen and pre-teen tobacco use. Reducing smoking was one of the major focus areas in Community Partners report to the community in 2000. Community Partners had collected data of smoking in the Buffalo County Area. As a result of the data collected, the Youth Advisory Board students wanted to...

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Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week kicked off October 23rd and celebrates the 30th year of being the nation’s largest and oldest unified drug prevention campaign. Red Ribbon Week began in 1985 in response to the murder of DEA Agent Enrique Camarena by drug traffickers. Families of the community soon rallied for the fallen agent by wearing a piece of red cloth to signify a unified stance against drugs. Since the origin, the Red Ribbon campaign has grown to an...

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Prescription Drug Take-Back Scheduled for September 26th

Prescription Drug Take-Back Scheduled for September 26th

On September 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Buffalo County Sherriff’s Office, along with volunteers from CHI Health Good Samaritan, Kearney/Holdrege Elk’s Lodge #984, Positive Pressure, and Two Rivers Public Health Department, will give community members their ninth opportunity in three years to prevent medication abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous, expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills...

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