Streets Alive! was best ever

The 6th Annual Streets Alive! Festival on September 25th offered two miles of Lincoln streets transformed into a car-free community space where visitors could ride, walk, play, skate, bike or even dance along a route that included parks, playgrounds, walking and biking trails, community gardens, a farmer's markets, and food trucks. 

The streets were lined with over 100 exhibitors offering free health, wellness, and fitness resources, interspersed with music, art, dance, join-in  fitness classes and sports demonstrations - something for everybody.  Our event welcomed between 5,000 - 6,000 visitors.  Thank you to all our sponsors, volunteers, exhibitors, performers, food and beverage vendors, our hosts - the Clinton, Hartley, and East Campus neighborhoods, and the thousands who came out to take part in Streets Alive!  Come back next year!



Nebraska Physicians Cancer Screening Initiative

Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln and the Lancaster County Medical Society are pleased to announce the launch of the Nebraska Physicians Cancer Screening Initiative.  Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln is implementing this physician-led initiative 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

View or download the Lincoln Journal Star 2016 Community Update

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

October 2016
Teach a Kid to Fish/Center for the Child & Community; American Cancer Society, People's Health Center: Girls on the Run
Teach a Kid to Fish talks about their collaboration with Children's Hospital & Medical Center and the new Children's Center for the Child and Community; American Cancer Society and People's Health Center talk about breast cancer awareness; Girls on the Run talks about their program
September 2016
Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln and NeighborWorks; Community Learning Centers; Malone Community Center
Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln, NeighborWorks, and the Malone Center talk about this year's Streets Alive!, the annual outdoor movement festival: the Community Learning Centers, including Calvert and Dawes programs.

August 2016
Mental Health Assn of Nebr; Lutheran Family Services and People's Health Center; Community CROPS
The Mental Health Association of Nebraska talks about their programs and Honu House; Lutheran Family Services and People's Health Center talk about the Health 360 Integrated Care Clinic; Community CROPS talks about their mobile farmer's market, the Veggie Van.
July 2016

Community Action Partnership; Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln, Spartan Ultimate Team Challenge
CAP talks about the programs their recent grant will fund; PHL talks about their new Cancer Screening Project; Lincoln firefighter talks about participating in the Spartan Ultimate Team Challenge



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.