Douglas County is a thriving community where optimal health is assured to ALL.

Every three to five years an area Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) is sponsored by a coalition comprised of local health systems and health departments across the metropolitan area. Sponsors include: CHI Health; Douglas County Health Department; Live Well Omaha; Methodist Health System; Nebraska Medicine; Pottawattamie County Public Health Department; and Sarpy/Cass County Health Department. 

With the release of the 2015 CHNA, Douglas County Health Department and Live Well Omaha convened the Douglas County Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) Steering and Planning Groups in early October 2015. The steering and planning groups evaluated Douglas County CHIP efforts over the last three years and began the process of revising CHIP goals, objectives, and action plans where relevant. The 2015 CHIP: Action and Impact Report demonstrates the progress and outcomes achieved during the 2013-2016 CHIP, document the newly revised CHIP, and indicate where CHIP partners will focus future efforts to improve the health of Douglas County residents throughout the 2016- 2019 time frame.