Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Cites Work of PHL, Partners

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.

 

 


While in Lincoln recently, representatives of RWJF documented the strides made by Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln, and our coalition of non-profit partners, including the Lincoln Public School Wellness Program, whose focus on healthy nutrition and fitness has resulted in decreasing obesity and increasing fitness, and WorkWell, a worksite wellness program, whose efforts have increased healthy vending options in the workplace.

Their report highlighted Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln’s “Rethink Your Drink” healthy beverage initiatives, our annual movement festival, Streets Alive!, and our collaboration with the LPS Wellness Program and WorkWell to improve overall community health.  The Foundation called the city of Lincoln's leadership and wellness efforts, "trailblazing" and "big steps in the right direction", citing the mayor's community health challenge and the summer food program sponsored by our partner, the Lincoln Lancaster County Health Department.


10 Health TV Features PHL and Partners Monthly


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: 

February 2015
Lincoln Parks and Recreation, WorkWell, LPS Wellness Program
Biking projects, wellness at work, and the LPS quarterly wellness challenge


January 2015
Community Learning Centers, Lincoln Lancaster County Health Dept.
 Five simple steps to better health for kids

Teach a Kid to Fish, Clyde Malone Center
Improving nutrition and fitness in the childcare setting with the NAP SACC program


CDC Awards Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln $2M Grant

PHL is One of Only 39 Awarded Nationwide

September 25, 2014 -- Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln (PHL) has been awarded a $2 million, 3 year CDC Partnership to Improve Community Health (CDC-PICH) grant to help improve the health of Lincoln and Lancaster county residents. The CDC-PICH grant will help support coordinated health improvement projects with 13 other community organizations. Projects will work to achieve measurable improvements in nutrition, physical fitness, and reducing the prevalence of obesity-related chronic disease in Lincoln and Lancaster County.  Read more …


  • 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.