GIVE TO LINCOLN DAY - THANKS!
Thank you to everyone who donated to all the worthy non-profits on Give to Lincoln Day, May 18, to the Lincoln Community Foundation for their match, and to all our supporters! We appreciate your generosity!
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.
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
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:
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.
Lincoln YMCA, Safe Kids LLCHD, Joshua Collingsworth Memorial Foundation
In the segment of the April Shape of the City, Lincoln YMCA/Safe Kids Lincoln-Lancaster County and Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department/Safe Kids LLC talk about keeping kids safe in the water. In the second segment, the Joshua Collingsworth Memorial Foundation talks about how their mascot, Josh the Otter, is inspiring youth to learn to swim and stay safe in the pool. In the final segment, the YMCA goes out to the pool to show why swimming is a great activity for people of all ages.
People's Health Center, Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln; Lincoln Public Schools Nutrition; Malone Community Center
In the first segment, Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln and the People's Health Center talk about Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and the importance of HPV vaccination; in the second segment, Lincoln Public Schools Nutrition Services discusses new developments with schools meals; in the final segment, Malone Community Center talks about their latest health programs.
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.