The Community Health Needs Assessment is a systematic, data-driven approach to determining the health status, behaviors and needs of residents in the Omaha metropolitan area, including Douglas, Sarpy, Cass and Pottawattamie counties. Subsequently, this information may be used to inform decisions and guide efforts to improve community health and wellness. The Community Health Needs Assessment identifies opportunities and challenges for government agencies, community organizations, and healthcare providers to modify policy to improve the health and quality of life in the Metro Area.
The Sarpy/Cass Health Department has partnered with Douglas County Health Department and Pottawattamie County Public Health to create a Metro Region Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP). The CHIP report, released in April 2021, outlined a commitment to improve mental health across the region. An update to the CHIP was released in March 2022, which shared new information and celebrate the progress the region has made towards the priorities.