We’re on a Mission to Make Positive Changes.
Our community is facing a crisis. Omaha is ranked 142nd out of 182 of America’s healthiest cities. That puts us in the bottom 25 percent of U.S. cities. To change that trend, we need to take action. Live Well Omaha: Douglas County Putting Prevention to Work (LWO:DCPPW) is a community-wide effort to create better opportunities for healthy living where we live, work, learn and play.
Through two important initiatives, we’re helping organizations implement policies to make healthy eating and physical activity a priority. By taking even small steps, organizations are putting in place policy changes that are making big differences.
- Partners for a Healthy City works with business, community and faith-based organizations to implement at least one policy change related to creating opportunities for physical activity and/or making healthy food and beverage choices available.
- Partners for Healthy Schools helps schools implement wellness goals into their current initiatives, as well as form and support successful wellness committees, and integrate best practices for healthy, lasting changes.