Leaders in the Omaha metro wish to do business differently when it comes to keeping the community healthy. A group of committed leaders are rallying around the idea of an Accountable Health Community to create a new model for how all the great work in the region can align, obtain more sustainable support, create mutually-reenforced activities that impact health. Join the movement, and help shape this work by emailing email@example.com.
Live Well Omaha leads the strategy, mission and communication for Live Well Omaha Kids, a collaborative of 40+ partners working to instill healthy habits in youth that will last a lifetime. Additionally, Live Well Omaha also facilitates Partners for Healthy Schools (PHS), a professional development program that develops school staff to create healthy practice, policy and built environment changes to promote healthy eating and physical activity, which reached more than 8,000 children in the 2014-15 school year.
Live Well Omaha connects multi-sector partners and the health data together to take action to toward improving the health of our residents. Our work currently focuses on healthy weight and active transportation. Via the Douglas County Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP), we support all priorities through the action plan. Live Well Omaha is also a co-collaborator of the Omaha Health Summit.
The quality and availability of the spaces where we bike, walk and play all impact health and the risk of chronic disease. To encourage Active Transportation, Live Well Omaha teaches bike safety to adults and youth and administers the Commuter Challenge, which encourages more people to try active transportation (bike, walk, bus, carpool) for a chance to earn prizes. Finally, Live Well Omaha serves on the working committee to implement a Complete Streets policy to provide safe, accessible streets for all users.
We welcome all organizations that share our vision of improved health for area residents and of a thriving Omaha well into the future.
Contact Sarah Sjolie today to join the movement.