Community Health Improvement Plan Update

The mission of Four Corners Health Department is “To promote health, prevent disease, and protect the environment improving the health of the Four Corners Community”. We serve the counties of Butler, Polk, Seward, and York.

Over the last two years, a community health assessment and community health improvement plan have been completed. Members from across the District were involved in team meetings to complete both projects. The purpose was to study the health of the people we serve, identify areas for improvement, and find ways to reduce health concerns. Priority issues identified through this study include:

  • Healthy Lifestyles (including physical activity and nutrition, diabetes, cancer, and heart disease)
  • Local Public Health System Collaboration
  • Behavioral and Mental Health/Substance Abuse
  • Motor Vehicle Crashes and Deaths

A Community Health Improvement Plan has been written to show how the health department and community will work together to improve the health of the population served. Making positive changes in the health of a community is a shared concern, not only of those in health care and the local public health system, but of all of us. No single person or agency has the depth or resources needed to raise the community health to a level of sustained excellence; it takes strong partnerships. Only as partners can we have the greatest impact on improving health outcomes.

If you’d like to learn more about the community health improvement plan, please contact us at www.fourcorners.ne.gov or 402-362-2621. Volunteers are welcome to help us take action in these areas.