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Colfax County, NE

Community Well-Being Data

A new interactive information tool, the Nebraska Community Opportunity Map, is now live to the public, ensuring that policymakers and other stakeholders will have centralized, easy-to-navigate access to data that’s vital to their work. Specifically, this free resource is designed to increase access to information about communities, especially data relevant to the well-being of Nebraska’s children and families. The ultimate goal is to give policymakers and other stakeholders another tool for making data-informed decisions about resource allocation, service delivery, emergency planning, city planning, and other vital functions.

Click here to view the Nebraska Community Opportunity Map

Nebraska Children's investments in Colfax County

Columbus Child Abuse Prevention Council serving Boone, Butler, Colfax, Nance, Platte and Polk Counties.

Collective Impact Support for Columbus Area United Way (Platte/Colfax County)

Initial grant to complete the Child Well-being (CWB) assessment and planning process for development of collaborative capacity, the prevention system, and parent child interaction as related to community context, followed by ongoing support for the resulting Community Prevention System.

Sixpence Early Learning Program

Schuyler Public School is a Save the Children Early Steps for School Success site, plus an Early Head Start site that uses Parents as Teachers. The program will offer:

  • Services on a year round basis
  • Contact with each actively enrolled family at least three times per month for a total of at least 180 minutes per month (2 of the 3 contacts must be personal visits, totaling 120 minutes)
  • Program is designed to serve children prenatally through 3 years of age for a minimum of 18-24 months

Past Nebraska Children and Families Foundation Grants

  • Healthy Families Nebraska – Columbus Community Hospital (Platte, Colfax, Boone and Nance Counties)
  • School-Community Partnership (Platte/Colfax Counties) Designed to improve social and emotional well-being of children and families by enhancing school and community services. Strategies were created to address young children’s mental health and behavioral health needs, parent-child relationships, and kindergarten truancies. This program focused on the social /emotional development and school readiness of young children from birth to age 5.
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