STREETS ALIVE! BENEFITS THE WHOLE CITY,
HAS LASTING IMPACT ON HOST NEIGHBORHOOD

Every year, we take free health, fitness, and wellness resources out into the community in our outdoor movement festival, Streets Alive!, scheduled this year for September 10, from 1 – 5 PM. Streets Alive! is a family, child, pet, and wheelchair friendly event that promotes good nutrition and active living, encouraging people to get out and get moving. This year, Streets Alive will also support a neighborhood project in collaboration with the Belmont Neighborhood Association, Lincoln Parks and Recreation, neighborhood businesses and schools. Learn more about Streets Alive!

 

 


Nebraska Physicians Cancer Screening Initiative

With support from the Lancaster County Medical Society, Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln is coordinating a physician-led initiative, the Nebraska Physicians Cancer Screening Project, to bring additional public awareness to the importance of health screening. 

The cancer screening initiative will work to save lives through early detection of breast and colon cancers. The project is in alignment with the American Cancer Society and University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Public Health target of increasing the number of Nebraskans who are adequately screened for these cancers to “80% by 2018”.  Read more.

 


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: 

 

 

 

 

July 2017

In the 1st segment, the Nebraska Safety Council discusses distracted driving and the importance of safe driving at any age. In the second segment, Nebraska Extension demonstrates their Choose Healthy Here program in action. In the final segment, Lincoln Electric System talks about their upcoming LES Sustainable Living Festival.

 

 

 

 

June 2017
LLCD Summer Food Program, Lincoln Parks & Recreation, Pioneer Nature Center, Trail Trek
In the 1st segment, learn about the Summer Lunch Service Program from LLCHD. The 2nd segment features summer fun in the Lincoln park.  In the 3rd segment, Pioneers Park's Nature Center talks about their summer happenings.  In the final segment, learn about Trail Trek 2017.

May 2017
Easterday Recreation Center, CHE with Lincoln Parks & Recreation, BicycLincoln
In the first segment, the Easterday Recreation Center talks about their adaptive programs; segment 2 features the Community Health Endowment and Lincoln Parks & Recreation talking about the Move More Lincoln series, and in the final segment, BicycLincoln talks about National Bike Month.

 


Fitness Levels UP!

Research now shows that being aerobically fit is even more important to the overall health of both kids and adults.  An added benefit of aerobic fitness for kids is not only improved health, but also improved academic performance and behavioral health.

With the Lincoln Public Schools, we and several of our partners continue to work jointly on projects specifically to improve the health of Lincoln’s school age children.  Due to these efforts, LPS students have improved their fitness rates every year since 2011, with this year's data showing yet another increase. 

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.