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About Us

Healthy Eating, Active Living

We live in a thriving community. But there’s much we still can do to achieve the healthy lives we all deserve to have. And we believe that starts at home, at work and the places along the way.

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.

We’re committed to cultivating a physical and cultural environment that allows all residents of Omaha and Douglas County to make a healthy choice, at any time and in any place. Specifically, we’re focused on two important elements:

  • Making healthier food options available
  • Supporting more opportunities for physical activity

As part of this effort, Partners for a Healthy City is working with businesses, community and faith-based organizations and schools. Our goal is to gather their pledges to implement at least one policy change related to creating opportunities for physical activity and/or making healthy food and beverage choices available in their environments.

So far, more than 350 organizations have given their support to adopt a policy change—you can read some of their stories here. We invite you to join us!

Our Trainers

The Partners for a Healthy City trainers are here to help you implement positive changes in your organization. We’ll work with you to identify opportunities for healthy choices, offer resources to advance your initiatives, and provide support along the way.

Laura Feyerherm
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Laura Feyerherm received her master’s degree in Fitness and Wellness Management from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. During her graduate career, Laura was a graduate assistant for an after school childhood obesity prevention program that researched the effects of nutrition education and physical activity in an after school setting.

Laura is a volunteer for the HEROES program at Children’s Hospital, a weight management program for children and adolescents. She is passionate about living a healthy lifestyle and enjoys participating in CrossFit and yoga. She feels very fortunate to be a part of Partners for a Healthy City and is committed to creating a physical and cultural environment that allows our community to make the healthy choice the easy choice, at any time and in any place.

Doris Lassiter
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Doris is Director of Health Ministries for the Nebraska Center for Healthy Families. She has promoted and implemented public health initiatives by establishing health ministries in African-American churches since 1992. She has served at the national level as the program chair for the Faith-Based Public Health Caucus of the American Public Health Association. Doris sponsored and planned the first minority faith-based public health conference in Nebraska associated with obesity prevention and nutrition education. She is currently the president of the Baptist Pastors and Ministers Wives Council of Nebraska whose ongoing charitable focus and mission is health.