Regional Health Council


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

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 that:

– places community members as co-creators and leaders of the work,

– holds common goals across the four counties and lifts up unique work needed for each community, and

– shares leadership and governance to ensure that the strength of each county is leveraged for greater impact.

The California Endowment helps explain how communities and built environments can influence health.

Our Vision

We envision a world in which everyone thrives in a state of wellbeing and in which every individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community. 

Our Core Value

Targeted Universalism acknowledges different strategies needed for everyone to be able to benefit from reaching the goal, the platform also acknowledges and directs the prioritizing of different needs, different strategies, and a fair—rather than even—distribution of resources.” – powell [sic], Menendian, and Ake.  

Our Long-Range Goals

– Increase quality of life for the region. 

– Bolster resilience across the region. 

– Increase resident engagement proliferation of participation  


Keep up with the work here!

In the drop-down menu here or by clicking the links below, you will be able to easily keep up with the Regional Health Council’s work on

– the Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP)

– the Mental Health Anti-Stigma Campaign

by accessing meeting minutes, progress files, roles and responsibilities, and other updates.