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Douglas County Health Department is redefining how health happens here.

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December 11, 2018

Breastfeeding Brings Many Advantages

The evidence is conclusive – breastfeeding has tremendous benefits for infants and their mothers. Still, not all mothers decide to breastfeed and many stop too soon. “Mothers and their children…

September 21, 2018

Celebrating four years of impactful health solutions across Douglas County

Improving health across a diverse community isn’t an easy task, but Douglas County has been working to do just that. Over the past four years — thanks to funding provided…

September 6, 2018

Community Health Workers: Empowering others to take control of their health

They may not be formal health educators or registered nurses. They don’t necessarily devote years to pursuing a medical degree or spend all day at a hospital. However, Community Health…

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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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