Partners

The following is a list of organizations in the Buffalo County community that are dedicated to the mission of Activate Buffalo County. They can provide you with valuable information on becoming and staying active and living a healthier life!

Buffalo County Community Partners
The mission of the Buffalo County Community Partners is to assess, promote and strengthen the HEALTH of Buffalo County. Health, as defined by the World Health Organization, and endorsed by Community Partners as their definition for health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. The vision of the Buffalo County Community Partners 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.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska exists to deliver the health and wellness solutions people value most. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska insures or provides benefit administration for nearly 717,000 people. We are financially strong and stable with a Standard & Poor’s rating of A.

Good Samaritan Hospital
Good Samaritan offers a wide variety of specialty services to treat many medical conditions, however we also feel that preventative medicine is an important part of healthcare. In our Health and Wellness section you’ll find more information about our state-of-the-art Wellness/Fitness Center and links to a variety of resources that will help you bone up on good health!

Kearney Area Chamber of Commerce
The Kearney Area Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to serving its members. The Chamber takes a leadership role in improving the Kearney Area’s quality of life. The Chamber does this through promotion and support of business and industry, education, agriculture, health care and other cultural and civic interests.

Kearney Park and Recreation
Detailed class information can be found in the activity brochures that are distributed three times a year. The brochures are available at various sites around the community, including the Kearney Park and Recreation office and the Library. The brochure can also be viewed online at this web site. For more information please call 237-4644.

Kearney Family YMCA
We build strong kids, strong families, and strong communities. Whether you are looking to enhance your spirit, mind, or body we have what you are looking for. The YMCA welcomes all who wish to participate and no one is turned away for financial reasons. Work towards a balanced lifestyle through family activities, youth and adult programs, group exercise classes and our Wellness Center. There is something for everyone at the YMCA!

Live Healthy Nebraska
Our goal is to increase awareness of obesity, overweight, and associated conditions and to provide the tools, resources, and technology to assist individuals, organizations, and corporations in creating a culture of wellness. Live Healthy America is a nationwide, Web based, and teamwork driven program that will motivate and teach individuals and organizations how to make positive and lasting changes to achieve a healthy lifestyle through increased physical activity, improved diet, and weight loss over the course of 100 days.

Live Well Omaha
Live Well Omaha is a movement that seeks to improve our community’s health. The unprecedented collaboration by our member organizations and our board of directors allows us to work more efficiently, use funds most effectively and make a difference for the community we serve — all individuals and families who live in Douglas County. Our vision is to make our community one of the healthiest places to live, work, raise a family and enjoy life.

University of Nebraska Cooperative Extension in Buffalo County
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension in Buffalo County delivers research-based education and information to citizens throughout the county. These educational programs, delivered via a variety of methods, are offered through a federal, state and county partnership arrangement. Our objective is to provide programs and other educational resources locally.

UNK Health and Wellness Program
The University of Nebraska at Kearney’s (UNK) Employee Health & Wellness Program offers a wide variety of health promotion, wellness programs, and services. Each of these encourages physical and emotional health and promotes overall positive well-being among its employees and immediate family members.

Wellness Works of Kearney
Wellness is an active process through which people become aware of, and make choices towards a more successful existence. We are committed to assisting organizations in understanding the importance of a healthy workplace, helping design a wellness program to help drive your company into a strong future of increased productivity, improved employee retention, and lowered healthcare costs.

Well Workplace Nebraska
The Well Workplace Nebraska objective is to educate worksites on how to implement effective and individualized health promotion programs specific to unique characteristics and priority health concerns of each business throughout central and western Nebraska. It is under the umbrella of The Wellness Council of the Midlands (WELCOM), the nation’s oldest corporate health promotion organization and are active partners with corporations, small businesses, wellness oriented non-profit organizations and initiatives, and state and local health departments in identifying barriers and resources for health promotion.

Activate Buffalo County

Activate Buffalo County is committed to creating a healthy community. They focus on bringing education and resources to the community in order to make the healthy choice the easy choice.