Give Children the Best Start in Life on Give to Lincoln Day
Childhood obesity rates and obesity-related chronic diseases have more than tripled in the last few decades. Good nutrition, beginning with breastfeeding can make all the difference.
One of the best ways to give a child a healthy start in life begins with breastfeeding. Breastfed babies have a lower risk of SIDS, fewer childhood diseases, and a lower risk of childhood obesity. Your gift to us on Give to Lincoln Day gives babies the best nutritional start in life through our breastfeeding support programs like the Community Breastfeeding Educators. Learn more about the benefits of breastfeeding.
Your donation also supports our afterschool and family nutrition education and cooking programs, like WeCook (watch the WECook video lower on this page ), and Harvest of the Month where you can help at-risk children and families learn to live healthier lives through good nutrition choices.
Starting NOW you may DONATE at this link: Throughout the month, up until Wednesday, May 30 at 11:59 PM, every gift helps even more because Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln will receive a proportional share of a $450,000 challenge match fund. Thank you!
Streets Alive! Belmont Park Project Unveiled
On May 16th, City Council Chair Bennie Shobe officiated at a ribbon cutting ceremony to dedicate the first ever Streets Alive! Community Development Project, a covered outdoor shelter in Belmont Park. Belmont was the site of Streets Alive! in 2017 and 2018.
Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln created the Streets Alive! Community Development Project to leave a lasting health impact on the neighborhoods that host Streets Alive!, a mobile festival that moves to a new neighborhood every 2 years. The covered shelter will serve as an outdoor classroom, expand outdoor programming for several neighborhood organizations, and offer additional meeting space for the whole neighborhood.
The project was made possible primarily through the support of Lincoln Parks & Recreation, the Lincoln Parks Foundation, the Nebraska Iowa Kiwanis Foundation, the Sunrise, Northeast, Lincoln Center, Capitol City, and Cornhusker Kiwanis Clubs, platinum sponsors; Lincoln Concrete Specialists, gold sponsor; and the Realtor’s Association of Lincoln and NeighborWorks Lincoln, silver sponsors. Learn more about community development projects.
Streets Alive! 2019 Date, Location Set
Streets Alive! part of week of fun activities
The 2019 Streets Alive! festival has been set for Sunday, September 22, from 1 - 4:30 hosted by the South Salt Creek/Cooper Park neighborhood.
Streets Alive! celebrates active living, wellness and healthy eating. The annual event promotes neighborhood and community health, bringing together neighbors from across the street and across the city.
Visitors can walk, bike, skate, run, or stroll through a 2 mile traffic-free route that includes free health and wellness resources and information, music, dance, art, sports demonstrations, join-in fitness classes, and fresh local produce. The event is family, child, pet, and wheelchair friendly. This year, Streets Alive! will also collaborate with the Lincoln Calling Musical festival, the Lincoln Arts Council Show, and the LPD Catch a Cop Fun Run to create almost a week of outdoor active fun. Look for more details closer to the events.
LNKTV Health Features PHL
and Partners Monthly - meet our partners
Each month, LNKTV Health's program, Shape of the City, features community organizations that are making a difference in our community. Shape of the City in the Kitchen features great nutrition information and tips to make healthy eating easier. LNKTV's Health Get Up and Go Series features unique and fun ways to be active and Bright Sports features inspiring work done by local nonprofits to improve community health. Watch the latest LNKTV Heath production below and visit LNKTV Health for everything health, wellness, safety, and fitness in our community:
May 2019 Shape of the City
In the first segment, learn about a new commercial kitchen that will help give healthy food access to at-risk children and families across Lincoln.
The second segment debuts the new Lincoln Fresh food truck that distributes fresh produce to low-income neighborhood across the city.
In the final segment, find out about biking programs and events in Lincoln, as part of the bike month.
Bright Spots: "We Cook" Helps Kids
LNKTV Health highlights community programs that help make a difference in our city. In this Bright Spot about the WeCook program, kids havie fun while learning the kinds of nutrition and fitness activities that will make them healthy for life.
WeCook promotes physical fitness and teaches at-risk youth and their families how to cook simple, healthy foods and learn more about gardening.
Partnerships Make a Collective Impact
Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln collaborates with non-profits across the city to improve the wellness of our community. Throughout the year, we feature the work our partners do to impact the health and fitness of our city. Each month we spotlight the current highlights and happenings of featured partners. Click on the links to read about them.
Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln, Partners
Receive 5 Year, $3.3 CDC Grant
Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln (PHL) has been awarded a $3.3 million, 5-year Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) grant. REACH from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to reduce health disparities among racial and ethnic populations with the highest burden of chronic disease through culturally tailored interventions. The grant will run from 2018 - 2023. Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln received one of only 31 grants awarded nationally.
The grant will help support coordinated health improvement projects in partnership with the Lincoln/Lancaster County Health Department, the Malone Community Center, El Centro de las Americas, the Lincoln Asian Community and Cultural Center, and other community non-profits in Lincoln. The award supports projects that address health disparities through nutrition, physical activity, and aligning healthcare providers and community outreach efforts to connect patients with health resources.
Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln Wins
National Cancer Screening Award
Feb. 27, 2018 – The National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable (NCCRT), an organization co-founded by the American Cancer Society and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, honored Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln with a national achievement award recognizing community leadership in the ongoing effort to save lives through early detection of colorectal cancer.
One of seven honorees nationwide, Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln received the 80% by 2018 National Achievement Award in the community category for leading the Nebraska Physicians Cancer Screening Project. The award recognizes individuals and organizations who dedicate their time, talent and expertise to advancing needed initiatives to reach the national goal of regularly screening 80% of adults age 50 or over for colorectal cancer. Learn more. Find colon cancer info, resource links.
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.