Streets Alive!

Thousands of people walked, biked, skated, roller bladed, and strolled through our fifth annual Streets Alive!, our FREE outdoor movement festival,  on Sunday, Septemer 20th.

Hosted this year in the Clinton, Hartley, and East Campus neighborhoods, the 2 mile traffic free festival route which included parks, biking and walking trails was lined with over 100 health and wellness exhibits as well as live entertainment and kid's activities.  Read more about Streets Alive!


        We Did It! 

                 Community Update
                     LPS Kids More Fit,
                   at Healthier Weights

The numbers are in.  Obesity rates are down and fitness levels are up!  We've reached the Healthy People 2020 goal of reducing obesity rates in school children 6 years ahead of schedule.

Read about the combined efforts of Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln, the LPS Wellness Program, and our coalition of partners who are working together to help our children live longer, healthier lives.  View or download the Community Update here.


PHL interviewed on Health Matters


Watch It Now!

Dr. Bob Rauner, Director, Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln (PHL), talks about the work of PHL and our partner organizations in improving the health, wellness, and fitness of our community.  Host Larry Williams is also Director of the Malone Community Center, part of the our collaborative team that works to increase fitness opportunities and reduce obesity rates and the chronic diseases associated with obesity. 




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 2015
Aging Partners  
Aging Partners talks about staying active and eating healthy at every age and bonding with grandchildren through good nutrition and fitness.

September 2015
Streets Alive! 2015

Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln talks about this year's Streets Alive! outdoor health, wellness, and fitness festival.
Shape of the City in the Kitchen
LPS Wellness Coordinator, Michelle Welch talks about nine different ways to fill up without filling up.

August 2015
LPS Wellness Program
LPS Wellness Program and the impact of wellness on student learning

Community Learning Centers
The Community Learning Centers talk about their collboration with the schools, businesses, neighborhoods, and families to make kids successful.

July 2015
Where in Lincoln are the Dietetic Interns? 10 Health TV follows UNL dietetic interns around Lincoln as they showcase fast, tasty, and healthy eating tips. 

Episode 1 -  Preparing fruit snacks like mangoes and pineapples    
Episode 2  - Community gardening, growing your own produce 
Episode 3 -  Healthy snacking and staying hydrated at sporting events   
Episode 4 -  Choosing fresh, locally grown produce
Episode 5 -  Making tasty, healthy snacks

July 2015
Community Health Endowment with Lincoln/Lancaster County Health Dept.; Let's Move Lincoln; PHL with Workwell
CHE, LLCHD on their mapping project, showing health and lifespan disparities by zip code in Lincoln; PHL and WorkWell talk about worksite wellness programs like healthy beverage vending; Let's Move Lincoln encourages drinking more water with infused water recipes


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.