Blue Cross & Blue Shield
BCU is a Pathways to a Healthy Kansas Community. The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas initiative, Pathways to a Healthy Kansas, combines community-wide evidence-based solutions and promising practices for improving active living, healthy eating, and tobacco prevention to make a large impact across multiple sectors in communities.
Federally Certified Navigator
BCU provides a federally certified Navigator through the Kansas Cares program. Our Marketplace Navigator provides health insurance enrollment assistance services to Barber County and Kansas residents as well as resources and information for other health and safety net services.
Mental Health Initiative
BCU's Mental Health Initiative was formed by a marked commitment from the Barber County Commissioners to address mental health and overall wellness to the rural county. The initiative's mission is to foster an environment of awareness by linking resources to build a "mental health safety net" of Barber County residents helping Barber County residents.
Dolly Parton Imagination
BCU locally coordinates The Imagination Library for Barber County. This early literacy initiative is available to Barber County residents ages birth - 5 years. Each registered child is mailed a book monthly. Through donations and other funding sources, there is no cost to local participating families.
Tri-County Child Care
BCU was awarded and administers a 2023 Child Care Capacity Accelerator grant from the State of Kansas Childrens Cabinet & Trust Fund. The Tri-County Childcare Coalition (TCCC) was formed with Accelerator funded construction projects in Anthony, Attica, Greensburg, Kiowa, and Medicine Lodge.
Leadership Barber County United
BCU has embraced the mindset that LEADERSHIP comes from a place of encouragement. We are leading the effort in supporting countywide collaboration through Leadership BCU. Empowering citizens through regular networking engagements and developing an involved, leadership-minded Barber County community.