Working Together

Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln works together with these great organizations towards our mutual goal of improving the health, wellness, and fitness of our community.  Learn more about our partners.

Pictured, front row, seated: Melissa Fuller, 10 Health TV; Veronica Flerherty, El Centro de las Americas; Julie Pearson Anderson, Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln (PHL); Deb Peck, Aging Partners; Angelina Stovall-Amos, Lincoln Lancaster County Health Dept. (LLCHD); Melissa Lindeman, Lincoln Parks and Recreation; Christy Burger, Teach A Kid to Fish; Htoo Wah, Lincoln Asian Center.  Middle row: Brittany Tran, Tabitha: Michelle Welch, LPS Wellness; Mary Jo Gillespie, Lancaster County Medical Society: Ashley Carlson, PHL; Stacey Roach, MilkWorks; Larry Williams, Malone Community Center; Sheila Stratton, Community Action Partnership (CAP); Tami Frank, PHL; Marcia White, Community Health Endowment.  Back row: Charlotte Burke, LLCHD; Barb Fraser, Community Learning Centers; Ben McShane-Jewell, Community Crops; Chris Klingenberg, NE YMCA; Dave Mlnarik, NE Sports Council: Dr. Bob Rauner, PHL; Nick Hernandez, Possitivity Matters.  Not pictured: Standford Bradley, Salvation Army; Sheila Dorsey-Vinton, Lincoln Asian Center; Rick Helweg, Teach A Kid to Fish; Jill Bomberger, CAP; Kevin Heim, Woods Tennis Center; Tonya Vyhlidal, Nicole Osborne, WorkWell.


PHL interviewed on Health Matters


Watch It Now!

Dr. Bob Rauner, Director, Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln (PHL), talks about the work of PHL and our partner organizations in improving the health, wellness, and fitness of our community.  Host Larry Williams is also Director of the Malone Community Center, part of the our collaborative team that works to increase fitness opportunities and reduce obesity rates and the chronic diseases associated with obesity. 




        We Did It! 

                 Community Update
                     LPS Kids More Fit,
                   at Healthier Weights

The numbers are in.  Obesity rates are down and fitness levels are up!  We've reached the Healthy People 2020 goal of reducing obesity rates in school children 6 years ahead of schedule.

Read about the combined efforts of Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln, the LPS Wellness Program, and our coalition of partners who are working together to help our children live longer, healthier lives.  View or download the Community Update here.


10 Health TV Features PHL and Partners Monthly -  meet our partners


Each month,10 Health TV's Shape of the City program features community health projects funded by the recent $2M Partnership to Improve Community Health grant from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) awarded to Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln and partners.  Watch the latest segments here: 

November 2015
LPS Wellness and Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln (PHL)  
LPS and PHL talk about balancing caloric intake with physical activity for kids.

October 2015
Aging Partners  
Aging Partners talks about staying active and eating healthy at every age and bonding with grandchildren through good nutrition and fitness.

September 2015
Streets Alive! 2015

Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln talks about this year's Streets Alive! outdoor health, wellness, and fitness festival.
Shape of the City in the Kitchen
LPS Wellness Coordinator, Michelle Welch talks about nine different ways to fill up without filling up.

August 2015
LPS Wellness Program
LPS Wellness Program and the impact of wellness on student learning

Community Learning Centers
The Community Learning Centers talk about their collboration with the schools, businesses, neighborhoods, and families to make kids successful.


Foundation singles out city, Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln, LPS Wellness Program, LLCHD, WorkWell

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), America’s largest philanthropy devoted solely to the public's health, has recognized the city of Lincoln, the work of Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln and our partners, WorkWell, Lincoln Lancaster County Health Department, and the LPS Wellness Program, for progress made locally in addressing the nationwide obesity epidemic.  The foundation recently committed $500M over ten years to target childhood obesity across the country, bringing their investment total since 2007 to $1B to reverse childhood obesity rates. Read their article about Lincoln.



  • A multiyear collaboration between community non-profits and Lincoln Public Schools is lowering obesity and improving the physical fitness of Lincoln's school children! Read more.....

  • Sugar sweetened beverages are the number one source of excess calories leading to overweight and obesity. Learn more about what beverages you should choose…

  • PHL is offering Mini-Grant funds for variety of health and physical activity based projects and programs with the CLC setting. To learn more about the Mini-Grant request for proposals click here.