Community Health

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) The collective partnership of the Douglas, Sarpy/Cass, and Pottawattamie Health Departments, along with The Wellbeing Partners, is releasing the first-ever metro region Mental Health/ACEs Call-To-Action Report to the public. The report outlines lifelong impacts of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), which are major risk factors that influence mental and physical health and contribute to the development of trauma

Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP)- More than 3,500 community members and organizations were involved in the first-ever Metro Region Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) process to prioritize mental health. The CHIP report, released in April 2021, which can be accessed here, outlined a commitment to improve mental health across the region

Medical Respite We need to stop discharging people into individuals homelessness. The Wellbeing Partners is currently leading a collaborative pilot to bring medical respite to the community. This pilot connects homeless individuals to a 30-day acute care facility as they are released from local hospitals. The pilot includes wrap-around resources to reduce further health obstacles

Regional Health Council The Regional Health Council functions by listening to community members, businesses, organizations, schools, faith communities, and elected officials to understand the most pressing health needs and to activate a strategic and regional response. The current priority is mental health

Safe Routes to Healthy Places– Safe Routes to Healthy Places (SRTHP) is an evidence-based program that connects community residents with maps and routes to nearby healthy resources. Neighborhood access, zip code, and overall environment significantly impact one’s overall health, and this project works to ensure all residents are safe and supported when walking, rolling, and biking to nearby destinations

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