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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….

December 29, 2017

Grocery stores and diabetes center join forces to encourage healthy habits in northeast neighborhoods

Pop and candy displays once greeted shoppers to Fair Deal Grocery Market and Phil’s Foodway, but thanks to a partnership with the Douglas County Health Department (DCHD), some neighborhood markets…

December 15, 2017

Ditching front-row parking for extra exercise

When it comes to finding the best parking spot, WELLCOM and the Douglas County Healthy Department (DCHD) challenge you to move back. Way back. Through the Partners for a Healthy…

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 23, 2014

Center helps at-risk youth say “yes” to a healthy lifestyle

Kids in crisis often don’t have access to the most basic resources. Youth Emergency Services — also known as YES — provides crucial support to homeless and at-risk youth at…

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…

November 7, 2014

At Indian Hill, every school day is moving day

Like clockwork, at 2 p.m. students and educators at Indian Hill Elementary take a minute to move. The whole school pauses to do desk-side jumping jacks, toe-touches or trunk twists…

November 5, 2014

Healthy changes, healthy conversations are part of the Fontenelle culture

“We have to help the whole child to get them to learn academically,” says Eric Nelson, principal at Fontenelle Elementary. “That means looking for different ways to help our children,…

September 19, 2014

CSA program becomes so popular Blue Cross Blue Shield extends it into the fall

Employees wanted to try it but were hesitant. Some admitted they never ate fruits and vegetables. Others worried they would waste weekly produce because they didn’t know how to incorporate…

July 21, 2014

Dial Properties brings square-foot gardening to their workplace

With fresh fruits available in their office and scheduled wellness walks on Fridays, Dial Properties already has made healthy strides. With summer approaching, conversations with Partners for a Healthy City…