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Regional Health Council

In 2018, the Regional Health Council (RHC) was formed to include the Douglas, Sarpy/Cass, and Pottawattamie health departments, with support from the Metro Area Planning Agency (MAPA) and the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Public Health, to be convened by The Wellbeing Partners (TWP).

  • Today, the RHC leadership (comprised of the health departments and TWP) gathers monthly and invites the health systems and federally-qualified health centers to join every other month.
  • TWP also hosts quarterly roundtables with community members and organizations.

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 across Cass, Douglas, Sarpy, and Pottawattamie counties in Nebraska and Iowa. The RHC’s current priority is mental health.

See the collaborative 2023-2025 Metro Region Community Health Improvement Plan, led by RHC, here. The plan is based on data collected in the 2021 Community Health Assessment, which can be viewed here.

Long-Range Goals:

  • Increase quality of life for the region
  • Bolster resilience across the region
  • Increase resident engagement and proliferation of participation

For more information on our quarterly meetings visit the events page.