Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln works with Lincoln Public Schools and several other organizations to implement district-wide wellness policies to decrease obesity rates and increase fitness levels in the schools through programs that promote physical activity, good nutrition, and the forming of healthy habits.
Our community-wide healthy beverage initiative works to improve nutrition by decreasing consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages through a public education media campaign, "Rethink the Drink", and a program to establish healthy beverage options and vending policies for the workplace and other public spaces.
Part of a community-wide breastfeeding initiative, Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln works with Lincoln healthcare facilities to implement consistent and evidence-based policies, education and support to pregnant and breastfeeding moms, babies, and families.
Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln, in a collaboration with the Lancaster County Medical society coordinates a physician-led project, the Nebraska Physicians Cancer Screening Initiative that 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”.
Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln works to actively engage our community. We promote and support fitness and healthy lifestyles through city-wide initiatives like Fit by 2020 and our annual outdoor movement event, Streets Alive!
We work with existing private and public organizations to cooperate and share resources increasing the reach and effectiveness of our common health goals. Through PICH grant, we helped support coordinated health improvement projects with 13 other community organizations to achieve measurable improvements in nutrition, physical fitness, and reduce obesity-related chronic disease in Lincoln and Lancaster County.