The Community Health Division of Douglas County Health Department (DCHD) focuses on building awareness of physical and behavioral healthcare conditions that most greatly impact the health and well-being of Douglas County residents. Topics include chronic disease prevention, healthy aging and fall prevention, maternal and child health, substance misuse, suicide prevention, STI/HIV/Viral Hepatitis (VH) prevention and education, and tobacco education and cessation.
In addition to education, the Community Health Division is responsible for providing clinical services to community members (immunizations, reproductive health visits, STI testing, etc.), through partnerships with community organizations. The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children is a critical program for pregnant women and families with children under age 5 that is administered through this Division.