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


Douglas County Drug Prevention Coalition (DPC)


Mission: Through a coordinated effort, the DPC will decrease substance abuse by increasing access to treatment services and by providing education across the lifespan thereby creating safe and healthy communities in Douglas County.

Vision: Creating safe and healthy communities

Mental Health Coordinated Community Response (MHCCR) Team


Mission:  The mission of the Mental Health Coordinated Community Response (MHCCR) team is to support access and options to mental health services, person-centered education, and awareness for all in Douglas County. We do this through our collaborative mental health providers and advocates.

Vision:  The Mental Health Coordinated Community Response (MHCCR) team will be known as a unified voice for coordinated, committed, collaborative, and caring mental health services for Douglas County residents, striving to be a leader of person-centered mental health services.