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Who We Are

Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department was established May 14, 2002 utilizing an inter-local agreement between Chase, Dundy, Frontier, Furnas, Hayes, Hitchcock, Perkins, and Red Willow counties. In June 2015, Keith County joined the inter-local agreement. In all, there were eighteen Nebraska health districts formed as a result of the tobacco settlement funds (LB692). This provided all ninety-three counties with public health services for the first time in Nebraska's history.

Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department's mission is to promote a healthy and secure quality of life for our communities.

Our resident's health and well-being are of the utmost importance and that is why we are the leading agency in these areas: