Douglas County Putting Prevention to Work (DCPPW) is a collaborative effort of Douglas County Health Department, Live Well Omaha and partners across the country, which began in 2010 with a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention grant. We are a public-private partnership committed to creating an environment that supports a culture of health and sustains active, healthy lifestyles in Omaha.
Douglas County Health Department works closely with the Live Well Omaha Board of Directors and our community partners to design and implement a range of initiatives to reduce obesity and chronic disease.
Live Well Omaha — a long-term collaborative of member organizations seeking to improve the overall health of area residents and to position Omaha as a thriving community — champions the work of DCPPW efforts throughout our community, bringing energy and community support to our work.
Key community partners allow us to sustain our work by integrating successful programs into their own organizations, ensuring ongoing impact and expansion.
Since 2010, more than X individuals have been impacted by DCPPW efforts, and that number continues to grow. Today, more than X organizations across public and private sectors are actively participating in this work, helping to support a culture of health for all residents and sustaining healthy lifestyles across Omaha.
Current Douglas County Putting Prevention to Work Partners:
- Charles Drew Health Center
- Douglas County Health Department
- Empowerment Network
- Emspace Group
- Gretchen Swanson Center for Nutrition
- Live Well Omaha
- Nebraska Center for Healthy Families
- One World Community Health Center
- University of Nebraska Lincoln – Extension
- University of Nebraska Medical Center – College of Public Health
- Wellness Council of the Midlands
Leading efforts to communicate our work to the communities we serve: