Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP)


The collective partnership of the Douglas, Sarpy/Cass, and Pottawattamie Health Departments, along with The Wellbeing Partners, MAPA, and UNMC College of Public Health, is releasing the first-ever Metro Region Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) to address mental health. 

Over 3,500 community members and organizations were involved in the collection and analysis of data, selection of the priority area, and shaping of the CHIP’s goals and strategies.

The report outlines a commitment to prioritize and improve mental health across the region using these shared strategic priorities:

  • – Decrease Mental Health Stigma
  • – Increase Connections to Mental Health and Preventive Resources
  • – Connect People to Increased Social Supports
  • – Reduce Trauma


How to Get Involved

Anyone is welcome to help with the CHIP work! To join work on the regional plan and to be placed in a workgroup, please email Claudia Granillo, Food Systems and Built Environment Coordinator for The Wellbeing Partners.

Check in regularly on our website to stay up-to-date on the council’s work!