In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint FormPDF Document, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

1.    Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture 
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW 
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

2.    Fax: (202) 690-7442; or

3.    Email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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Douglas County will be a county of healthy people in a healthy and safe environment.


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Douglas County Health Department

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We are a local public health organization that provides the latest healthcare information for families like yours.  We strive to offer the best resources and most current news to keep your family as healthy and safe as possible.

On our Events page, we list monthly community health-related events, such as health and wellness fairs. Check out our Event Page regularly for what's happening in Douglas County.