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. You will find the most recent CHA here.

Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP)

Using the results of the 2016 CHA, a Community Health Improvement Plan was developed and can be viewed here. Previous CHIPs can be found below.

Previous CHIPs

Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Subcommittee


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