Public Health

Good Neighbor Community Health Center is proud to be co-located and affiliated with East Central District Health Department (ECDHD) in Columbus.  ECDHD is a state-approved district health department that provides public health services to a four-county service area: Boone, Colfax, Nance and Platte.  ECDHD works with community partners, and coalitions, and offers a wide variety of programs to help live out its mission and vision, including: 

  • Community Health Hubs.  Through the Community Health Hub program, East Central District Health Department collaboratively works with community level partners to assess the needs of the community and priority populations around preventive screening with emphasis on breast, cervical, and colon cancer, uncontrolled hypertension and obesity. In addition, Community Health Hubs offers:  Health coaching.  A free program focusing on nutrition, physical activity, quitting smoking or taking medications as prescribed.  Physical Activity Walk and Talk.  Health coaching in a one-on-one or small group setting, combined with walking.  Learn more at https://ecdhd.ne.gov/our-programs/health-hubs/
  • Disease Surveillance.
  • Early Development Network (EDN).  The Early Development Network provides early intervention services for families with children birth to age three with developmental delays and/or health care needs.  https://ecdhd.ne.gov/our-programs/early-development-network.html
  • Environmental Health.  Here you will find information about Food Safety, Lead, Mold, Radon Testing, and Water Testing.  Visit the page at https://ecdhd.ne.gov/our-programs/environmental-health/
  • Immunizations.  ECDHD offers low-cost immunizations for children and adults, including the COVID19 vaccines.  They also offer travel vaccines.  Learn more here.  
  • Public Health Emergency Preparedness.  East-Central District Health Department works closely with federal, state and local officials to gather and share information about health emergencies that affect its' four-county region.  Information, updates, and resources can be found here and on their website, http://https://ecdhd.ne.gov/public-health-emergencies/public-health.html
  • Substance Abuse Prevention programs.  ECDHD works with a variety of community groups and coalitions in their four county jurisdiction to provide information and programming about substance misuse, abuse, and prevention.  Learn more at https://ecdhd.ne.gov/our-programs/substance-abuse-prevention/
  • Women, Infants and Children (WIC).  The Women, Infants and Children program, commonly known as WIC, provides nutrition education, health care access and nutritious foods to supplement diets for low-income women, infants and children up to the age of five, who are at a nutrition risk.  Breastfeeding support is also available.   https://ecdhd.ne.gov/our-programs/wic-women-infants-and-children.html