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Who We Are

Mission & Story

Our Mission

To improve the lives of all Sarpy and Cass County residents through prevention, promotion, and protection of the public's health

Our Vision

The highest quality of life for all Sarpy and Cass County residents

Our Organizational Values

  • Collaboration
  • Empowerment
  • Excellence
  • Integrity
  • Respect

Our Story

In 2001, the Nebraska Legislature passed LB 692, which established the system of local public health departments across the state. The Sarpy/Cass Health Department was founded that same year when the Sarpy and Cass County Commissioners created an interlocal agreement for the establishment of a shared local public health department. Public health services have been provided by the Department since that time. 

The Department is guided by the 10 Essential Public Health Services and works to prevent and control diseases, injuries, and illnesses; promote equal access to preventative health care and encourage healthy lifestyles; and protect the public from infectious, occupational, environmental, and biologic threats.