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

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.




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: 

April 2016
Lancaster County Health Dept., Child Advocacy Center, Reading to Children

Child Advocacy Center talks about child abuse prevention efforts in the community. In the second segment, LLCHD discusses Healthy Families America. The final segment shows some simple tips to bond with your child through reading.

March 2016
Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department, American Cancer Society; Teach A Kid to Fish; UNL Extension Division

LLCHD and the American Cancer Society talk about colon cancer and the important of getting screened. In the second segment,Teach a Kid to Fish talk about about the Energy Children's Book series. In the final segment, UNL extension Division talks about changes to the latest American Dietary Guidelines.

February 2016
City of Lincoln, LPS Wellness
City engineers and local bike commuters talk about the new N Street protected bike lane; LPS Wellness talks about healthy Valentine's Day treats.

Outdoor Winter Fun
Winter Running 1
Winter Running 2
Winter Running 3

Three segments on the fun of winter running, dressing properly, preparing, and cross training
Cross Country Skiing
UNL Outdoor Adventures gives tips on cross country skiing


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.