Regional Health Council
Help envision how we can begin to work together, across the region, in building our capacity to continue to address mental health and wellness. The Changemaker Ignite Session will convene residents, funders, partners, businesses, elected officials together on a Saturday to begin to shape a plan for response to form the Community Health Improvement Plan across Cass, Douglas, Pottawattamie and Sarpy Counties.
How did we get here?
This work is part of a required, data-driven, and evidence based process that occurs every three years with area health departments, health systems and federally qualified health centers – called a Community Health Assessment and Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP).
When zip code matters more than your genetic code, communities need to come together to address the issues that are creating health inequities to ensure everyone has the opportunity to live their best life.
Regional Health Council CO-OP Counties Organizing for Optimal Health
The Douglas, Sarpy/Cass and Pottawattamie Health Departments are teaming up with Live Well Omaha with support from Metropolitan Area Planning Agency, United Way of the Midlands and The University of Nebraska at Omaha’s College of Public Health to address health as a region and to place residents at the center of this work.
Together, this group of public/private organizations are listening to residents, businesses, organizations, schools, faith communities and elected officials to understand the most pressing health need and to activate a strategic and regional response that:
- Places residents as co-creators and leaders of the work
- Holds common goals across the counties, and lifts up unique work needed for each community
- Shares leadership and governance to ensure that the strengths of each county is leveraged for greater impact