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Douglas County Health Department is redefining how health happens here.

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April 27, 2018

Putting an end to food insecurity

When it comes to healthy eating, choosing an apple in place of that candy bar for your midday snack may be the largest struggle. But for many Douglas County residents,…

March 19, 2018

Stopping prediabetes in its tracks

Today, more than 84 million Americans have prediabetes. That’s a staggering one in three adults. The most astonishing part? Ninety percent of these individuals have no idea they’re prediabetic. Employers…

January 26, 2018

Douglas County Health Department will host free prediabetes forum Feb. 6

Prediabetes is a growing workforce issue associated with significant health and financial consequences, but employers across Nebraska are making strides to become leaders in diabetes prevention efforts. On Tuesday, Feb….

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We’re committed to building a healthier community for all of us. Together with our partners, we’re putting chronic disease prevention to work across the community.

See for yourself. Hover over an area of the map to learn more about Douglas County health initiatives.

Healthy Eating

Thanks to healthy neighborhood stores and community gardens, healthy foods are more accessible.

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Active Living

Physical activity initiatives are taking place in neighborhoods, schools, churches and worksites.

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Clinical Care

Partnerships with health systems, physicians, pharmacists and community health workers provide effective solutions.

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June 20, 2017

Midtown on the Move logs nearly 9,000 switched trips in nine weeks

When most Midtown residents think of active commuting, one word comes to mind: inconvenient. In an effort to change opinions and behaviors on active modes of transportation, and to inspire…

December 22, 2014

Something new in store: Conestoga Magnet encourages healthy treats

When it comes to birthday treats, cupcakes are king. But with help from Partners for Healthy Schools, Conestoga Magnet School is suggesting a better way to celebrate. The school is…

May 12, 2012

Latino center helps seniors cultivate healthy new traditions

Traditions run deep in the Latino culture. From music, to recipes, to family – they’re the things that bring people together and create a sense of community. It’s some of…

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