Proudly serving the Nebraska Panhandle Counties
Working together to make the healthy choice the easy choice.Partner Links
Community Health Improvement Planning happens across the Panhandle every three years.Learn More
Panhandle Worksite Wellness Council is an organization's greatest resource for worksite wellness.Learn More
We are ready to partner with you to improve the health, safety and quality of life for all who live, learn , work and play in our communities.
Bob Gifford, County Commissioner
Marie Parker, Community-Spirited Citizen
|Box Butte County
Susan Lore, County Commissioner
Carolyn Jones, Community-Spirited Citizen
Randy Miller, County Commissioner
Mandi Raffelson, Community-Spirited Citizen
Vic Rivera, County Commissioner
Darrel Knote, Community-Spirited Citizen
Steve Fischer, County Commissioner
Judy Soper, Community-Spirited Citizen
Dixann Krajewski, County Commissioner
Terri Gortemaker, Community-Spirited Citizen
Brian Brennemann, County Commissioner
John Werth, Community-Spirited Citizen
Daria Anderson-Faden, County Commissioner
Kenneth Mars, Community-Spirited Citizen
Susanna Batterman, County Commissioner
Kay Anderson, Community-Spirited Citizen
Scotts Bluff County
Loren Paul, County Commissioner
Pat Wellnitz, Community-Spirited Citizen
Hal Downer, County Commissioner
Adam Edmund, Community-Spirited Citizen
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PPHD is a great place to work. In a recent Employee Satisfaction Survey flexible schedule, wages/benefits, and quality work in a supportive environment rose to the top. No openings at this time.
We strives to prevent the incidence of disease by promoting healthy communities, families, and individuals through communicable disease surveillance. Please call our 24/7 contact to report an infectious disease
Through performance management, quality improvement, and strategic planning.
The goal of performance management is to improve the way PPHD operates, in terms of improved health outcomes, efficiency in operations, and fiscal management. The performance management system is monitored by the performance management coordinator, health director, and Leadership Team.
A large part of performance management is setting specific performance goals, collecting data showing progress on these goals, reporting progress both internally to staff and externally to stakeholders through a systematic process, and integrating performance management into quality improvement.
The PPHD strategic plan is based on four strategic directions: Partner to Promote Health, Healthy People in Healthy Communities, Learning and Growth, and Accountability and Improvement.
Quality improvement is a building block to assure we are always providing optimum public health.
Quality improvement is achieved by:
Learn what our partners have to say.
We feel it is an important step for the County to model good health to the community. We are working diligently to provide tobacco-free support and resources to staff and visitors as we go tobacco-free. We know this will not only positively impact our employees but anyone who visits any of our facilities, too.Mandy Brice| HR - Dawes County
NDPP provided the framework I needed to succeed in losing 50+ pounds and keep it off for over 3 years. My coach was respectful, confidential, supportive, and knowledgeable. She encouraged us to be kinder to ourselves and recognize I needed to change my mental outlook about food. I actually ate more than before in the program! Logging my food, activity, and water was essential, as was weighing in. Setting small goals made them more attainable, which prompted me to keep going.Paula | Panhandle NDPP Participant
Wellness and safety are strategic business decisions with nearly a 6:1 return on investment, but most importantly, it is the right thing to do for the citizens of this great state!Governor Ricketts
PPHD joins the growing ranks of accredited health departments in a strong commitment to their public health mission. Residents of a community served by a nationally accredited health department can be assured that their health department has demonstrated the capacity to protect and promote the health of that community.Kaye Bender, PhD, RN, FAAN | President and CEO - PHAB (Public Health Accreditation Board)
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