At the 2018 Changemaker Summit, Live Well Omaha brought together 165 area leaders and residents to launch the results of the Community Health Needs Assessment survey and learn more about health equity. At that event, Douglas, Sarpy/Cass, and Pottawattamie County Health Departments aligned to launch an ongoing regional collaboration to advance health together. “Our lives don’t stop at the border of our counties and we live, learn, work and play together,” said Sarah Schram, Director of Sarpy/Cass Health Department.

Starting February 1, 2019 this regional team will partner on a plan to get more resident input in three ways:

  • Survey: Residents in all four counties will be asked to rank the Top 5 health needs based on their experience.

  • 1:1 Health Chats: Students and residents will connect at libraries, coffee shops, workplaces, etc. for in-depth conversations about lived health experiences.

  • Community Conversations: A series of evening and weekend events with community partners will share more about the health data gathered in the 2018 Community Health Needs Assessment Survey and ask residents for insights on their lived experiences and perception of local assets.

If you are interested in volunteering on the planning committee or want to know more please contact Courtney Brewer at