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Community Health Assessment & Improvement Plan
Community Health Assessment
Every five years, the Douglas County Department of Health and Human Services, along with many organizations throughout the county, conduct a county-wide Community Health Assessment (CHA). The purpose of the CHA is to evaluate the current status of health in Douglas County. CHA data will be used to identify goals for improvement over the next five years and to develop a working plan for the county to achieve these goals. This plan is called the Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP).

The Community Health Assessment (CHA) Steering Committee collaborated to develop a community health survey in 2016. The full survey results can be viewed here. A summary of the survey results is available here. The full Community Health Assessment document including local and statewide health related data will be available soon.

Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP)
Using the results of the 2011 Community Health Assessment, the Douglas County CHIP Steering Committee created the 2012-16 Douglas County Community Health Improvement Plan to address the health priorities identified.

The goals, strategies, and results of the previous CHIP are available in the 2011 CHIP Update.

Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Subcommittee (2011-ongoing)

Overall Goals:
  • Better educate the community about effects and trends of substance use and abuse.
  • Explore and bring awareness of new ways to intervene in the cycle of substance abuse.
  • Develop ways to share resources within our community to help achieve a healthier Douglas County.

Objectives: 
  • To create and implement a plan for AODA education to 3rd graders in Douglas County.
  • Begin focus on opioid abuse in 2017

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