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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…

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…

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…