As a “Turning Point” grant recipient, the state of Nebraska, along with the North Central region, is working to strengthen the public health system through community-based, collaborative efforts.
In conjunction with the proposals developed through the Turning Point grant, the nine counties formed the North Central Community Care Partnership (NCCCP), a private, nonprofit organization that supports regional health efforts. In 1999, NCCCP signed an agreement to create a single public health coalition and produced the region’s first Community Health Improvement Plan, which highlighted public health concerns and laid out steps for improvement.
These baseline reports, created in 2016, reflect our initial observations on select community programs and initiatives to gauge ongoing, as well as newer, efforts to improve community health. Future reports will provide more in-depth insights and analysis into this community's activities.