Healthy neighborhoods. Healthier futures.

Douglas County Health Department is redefining how health happens here.

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July 30, 2018

Teaming with food pantries to fight hunger

Along with staple nonperishables like peanut butter and canned vegetables, cases of soda and grocery store cakes slip their way onto the shelves of Douglas County food pantries. For individuals…

July 9, 2018

A healthier way to snack

When your stomach is grumbling and the vending machine is whispering your name, healthy snack options can be few and far between — if not entirely nonexistent. Douglas County Health…

June 20, 2018

Transforming Douglas County, one clinic at a time

Of the 8,760 hours in a year, even a patient with a chronic disease might only spend a few of those hours directly with a doctor or nurse. The rest…

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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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