Streets Alive!, our annual outdoor movement festival celebrating active living and good nutrition, held on Sunday, September 22 in the South Salt Creek/Cooper Park neighborhood, was a terrific success thanks to our host neighborhood, it's residents, Park Middle School and Principal Everts, the neighborhood faith communities, organizations, and businesses, and of course, the South Salt Creek Community Organization.


Special thanks to: our many wonderful exhibitors who invested their Sunday afternoon in the health, wellness, and vitality of a great neighborhood; our talented and generous performers and fitness leaders; the tireless Streets Alive! planning committee; our energetic volunteers; our dedicated Streets Alive! co-coordinators; and our fabulous sponsors.


See you all next fall, same place, for Streets Alive! 2020.





Streets Alive! 2017/2018 Belmont Park Project

On May 16th, 2019, 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.

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: 


November 2019 Shape of the City

In the first segmentPartnership for a Healthy Lincoln talks about what school and city mapping data reveal about neighborhood health disparities and some bright spots.

The second segment, get tips from Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department on staying flu free this year. 

In the final segment, Tabitha Health Care Services talks about support for those in need of hospice or health care assistance.

Or, watch the whole episode.




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.

November 2019 highlight
NE Extension - Nutrition Education Program
LP Wellness Program

Read past highlights here.



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 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.



PHL Featured on NASDAQ Jumbotron in NY

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.


In The News

  • February is all about the heart -- not just because of Valentine’s Day, but because it’s Heart Health Month as well. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in men and women in the U.S. and becoming more prevalent among younger people. What do we need to know to protect our heart health?

  • Looking back at 2019, what were the important community health issues and stories in 2019?  December's Health and the City column takes a look back, month by month.

  • Through the internet, a whole world of products, services and information is just a finger swipe away. Yet, your neighborhood is where your kids go to school, you take your walks, make friends, and, it turns out, may also influence your health and lifespan. So, the key to a better life may just be stepping out of your front door to find a whole network of resources.