Assists individuals of all cultures to assume responsibility for their own health through education and outreach services. The Division responds to public information needs or issues related to health and safety, and works collaboratively with other community entities to formulate responses to issues which impact public health. Major program areas include:
Chronic Disease Prevention program promotes activities community-wide that encourage healthy living, embrace health screenings for early detection of disease, and encourage appropriate self-management of existing diseases. Additional effort is placed on reducing the high incidence of chronic diseases among racial/ethnic minorities and other vulnerable Lancaster County residents. Program activities include community education on topics such as reducing the incidence of childhood obesity, increasing physical activity, and developing healthy eating habits, diabetes prevention or control, learning to manage chronic health problems, and colorectal cancer awareness.
Injury Prevention and Safe Kids Lincoln-Lancaster County coordinate activities directed at reducing unintentional injuries and death. Priorities are established by the Injury Surveillance System and Safe Kids Lincoln-Lancaster County. Print material, videos and presentations are available on bike and pedestrian safety, fall prevention, child passenger safety/occupant restraints, and home safety. Monthly community-wide car seat check events are offered at no charge. Visit www.safekidslincoln.org for a schedule of events and call to make an appointment.
Tobacco Prevention and Control provides tobacco prevention information/education to schools, businesses and the community, and cessation referrals.
Lincoln Lancaster County Health Department
Main Phone: (402) 441-8000
Fax: (402) 441-6229
3131 O Street
Agency: Lincoln Lancaster County Health Department
Languages Available: English
Fees: Call for information
Intake: Call for information
Eligibility: Call for information
Documents Required: Varies by service
Hours: Mon-Fri 8 am-4:30 pm