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Douglas County Health Department is redefining how health happens here.

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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…

May 25, 2018

Active commuting: an untapped opportunity

Logging hours of gym time each week pumping iron and sweating on a treadmill is not everyone’s cup of tea. In fact, many people wholeheartedly avoid it. The good news…

Be Healthy - Amigo's Market

May 15, 2018

Bringing healthy eats to a corner store near you

An understated display of fruits and vegetables sandwiched in their original cardboard shipping boxes used to suffice as the Amigo’s Market produce department at 2102 Q Street. Now, thanks to…

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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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