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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 Improvement Plan (CHIP) Steering Committee recently completed the 2011 CHA. It includes community health survey responses, a health data assessment, and input from community organizations throughout the county.

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.

Community Health Assessment Steering Committee
Most Recent Minutes

Physical Activity and Adequate, Appropriate, and Safe Food and Nutrition Subcommittee

Mission: Increase healthy eating and physical activity to reduce obesity/overweight of Douglas County

  • 2015-2016 Subcommittee is focusing on supporting the Superior Bikeways Plan. The plan should provide safe, comfortable, direct paths to ride. The goal is to create a system that will give people a true opportunity to bike every day.

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.
  • To create and implement a plan to educate residents of Douglas County about prescription medication abuse. 
  • To create and distribute updated referral information and utilize 211 to aid in this project.

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