Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln Wins
National Cancer Screening Award

Feb. 27, 2018 – The National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable (NCCRT), an organization co-founded by the American Cancer Society and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, honored Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln with a national achievement award recognizing community leadership in the ongoing effort to save lives through early detection of colorectal cancer.

One of seven honorees nationwide, Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln received the 80% by 2018 National Achievement Award in the community category for leading the Nebraska Physicians Cancer Screening Project.  The award recognizes individuals and organizations who dedicate their time, talent and expertise to advancing needed initiatives to reach the national goal of regularly screening 80% of adults age 50 or over for colorectal cancer. Learn more.  Find colon cancer info, resource links.

LNKTV Health Features PHL
and Partners Monthly -
 meet our partners

Each month, LNKTV Health's TV's Shape of the City program features community organizations that are making a difference in our community. Shape of the City in the Kitchen features great nutrition information and tips to make healthy eating easier.  LNKTV's Health Get Up and Go Series features unique and fun ways to be active.  Watch the latest Shape of the City below and visit LNKTV Health for everything health, wellness, safety, and fitness in our community: 


MARCH 2017

In the first segment, Dr. Bob Rauner (Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln) and Dr. Dan DeFreece (The Physician's Network) talk about the our nationally recognized Nebraska Physicians Cancer Screening Initiative. 

In the second segment, David Humm from Lancaster Crusade Against Colon Cancer and Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department explains the importance of screening for colon cancer and resources in Lincoln providing assistance.

In the last segment, Mike Shambaugh-Miller from Produce From The Heart, a non-profit aimed a reducing food waste and supplying produce to those most in need.

Find an LNKTV Health program schedule, live streaming and video-on-demand options at this link.


LNKTV Health features inspiring work done by community organizations across the city called "Bright Spots"  Find more Bright Spots.

"We Cook" Helps Kids 
Kids having fun while learning the kinds of nutrition and fitness activities that will make them healthy for life - that's what you'll see in this video about WeCook.  WeCook promotes physical fitness and teaches at-risk youth and their families how to cook simple, healthy foods and learn more about gardening. Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln is raising funds to support the WeCook program at Elliott, Everett and Huntington Community Learning Centers. 
You can learn more about WeCook and help us help kids stay healthy for life here.

Streets Alive! Community Development Project

Strong and healthy neighborhoods benefit EVERYONE.  A mobile festival that moves to a new neighborhood every 2 years, Streets Alive! partners with community organizations, businesses, and individuals to support a community development project that promotes neighborhood health and vitality.  The project benefits not only the host neighborhood but adds to the beauty, safety, and well-being of our entire city.   This year's project in the Belmont Neighborhood supports an outdoor living and learning center to be shared by Belmont's community, senior, and recreation centers, preschool, elementary school and learning centers, neighborhood organizations, residents, and businesses.  Learn more.



Fitness Levels UP!

The Lincoln Journal Star 2016 Community Update (pictured here), features the yearlong efforts of Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln and all our partners to improve the health of our community, and moving towards our goal of FIT BY 2020.  READ MORE

View or download the Lincoln Journal Star 2016 Community Update






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.