Saturday, December 15, 2018

Public Health Week


For more information, contact: Shavonna Lausterer, Health Director, 402-537-6978 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 April 3rd through 9th is National Public Health Week

The Sarpy/Cass Health Department recognizes National Public Health Week 2017 (April 3-9) by promoting this year’s theme, “Healthiest Nation 2030.” The focus is on creating the healthiest nation in one generation by creating conditions where everyone has opportunities to be healthy.

National Public Health Week is an important way to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving the public’s health. Valuable resources and education regarding these issues can be found on our Public Health Week webpage at

The Sarpy/Cass Health Department’s mission is to improve the lives of all Sarpy and Cass County residents through prevention, promotion, and protection of the public’s health. The Department offers programs and services on emergency preparedness, disease surveillance, maternal and child health, injury prevention, chronic disease prevention, and environmental health.

Recently the Department completed its first Community Health Improvement Plan and Obesity, Mental Health and Access to Care were identified by the community as the top three priorities for the community to address. In addition, the 2015 Community Health Needs Assessment revealed Cancer, Stoke, Tobacco Use, Low Food Access, and Lack of Healthcare Insurance as the top areas of concern for both counties.

 The Health Department can be reached at 402-339-4334 or at