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Share Your Story of Success!

Greetings Nebraska partners!

As a partner agency, participating in the Nebraska State Health Improvement Plan (SHIP), we invite you to share your story of success. We are looking to highlight programs and services in the central and western part of Nebraska that promote socio-emotional-mental well-being, support suicide prevention or address depression, and are positively influencing individuals, families, and communities with successful outcomes. We hope to expand the awareness of activities and organizations that contribute to this important cause, and increase the dialogue about the role of public health, early childhood, and family and community supports.

Please take this quick survey (5-10 minutes) to highlight your organization and provide a success story about one of your programs or services.   Please complete by February 28, 2019.

Your success story will be highlighted in a final report that is designed merely to recognize the great work many organizations across Nebraska already do to serve their communities.
The SHIP holds no ownership over your story, but is honored to disseminate the report of success stories to interested partners statewide. We want to celebrate your success, and reflect the magnitude of effort that committed people contribute to this great state.

Thank you for sharing your story of success!

*If you have any questions, please contact Maya Chilese at: 402-471-7779; or; or the State Health Improvement Plan at .

The Nebraska State Health Improvement Plan is led by five Co-Launch Partners:
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
Nebraska Association of Local Health Directors
Nebraska Hospital Association
Public Health Association of Nebraska
University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Public Health


Kailey KocourekKailey Kocourek, Project Coordinator for The Kim Foundation,

Kailey Kocourek joined The Kim Foundation in July 2018 as the Project Coordinator. She coordinates the Metro Area LOSS Team and provides mental health awareness and suicide prevention education in the community. Prior to that, she worked for a local nonprofit organization developing programs to improve access to health care for the underserved. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from UNO in Public Health in 2015 and is currently working towards her Master’s in Public Health from UNMC, expecting to graduate in May 2019. She was drawn to the nonprofit world because of her passion for helping and educating others. She is an active member of the Nebraska Suicide Prevention Coalition, the Metro Area Suicide Prevention Coalition, and the Nebraska State Health Improvement Plan’s Depression and Suicide Health Priority group.