Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln (HealthyLincoln.org) is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the health, wellness, and fitness of all those in our community.
We work to improve wellness policies, conduct health research, and collaborate with community partners to promote healthy nutrition, increase fitness, and decrease obesity-related chronic diseases in our city and county.
|Seven years ago, leaders in nutrition and fitness from Lincoln Public Schools and two local physicians (Dr. Bob Rauner and Dr. Karla Lester) began working together to improve the health of Lincoln's school children by increasing their fitness levels and helping them reach healthy weights.|
Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln works with Lincoln Public Schools and several other organizations to implement district-wide wellness policies to decrease obesity and increase fitness 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 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!
Partnership to Improve Community Health Grant (PICH)
We work with existing private and public organizations to cooperate and share resources increasing the reach and effectiveness of our common health goals. Through our newest grant (PICH), we help 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.