April Partner Highlights
Nebraska Sports Council
Community Action Partnership
Health and the City 
Gardening for the Pandemic Soul
Nebraska Sports Council
Nebraska Sports Council is excited to announce that the Cornhusker State Games returns this summer with 65 sports taking place July 16-25 at locations in and around Lincoln.

Learn more about the Cornhusker State Games, the WellPower Challenge, and how to register for the Lincoln Corporate games.
Getting Our Hands Dirty
Did you catch our latest column in the Lincoln Journal Star? This month's Health and the City, co-written with LNKTV Health, looks at the phenomenon of pandemic gardening.

We started digging in the dirt and were rewarded with more than just fresh produce. Read our column,
Foster Grandparent Program Engages Youth
The Community Action Partnership Foster Grandparent Program had to adjust to a new normal during the pandemic.

Utilizing ZOOM they found a way to continue mentoring kids, helping them stay active, engaged in learning, and healthy. One foster grandparent tells how the program has enriched his life. Read more.
Community Development Project in the News
Did you catch the KOLN/KGIN TV story about our community development project in the South Salt Creek Neighborhood? Learn how we are working with the neighborhood and others to improve safety, vitality, and walkability, as a part of Streets Alive!. Learn more about the project. Learn more about the Streets Alive! festival.
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Pioneers Park Nature Center Mini Tours
Getting Ready Spring Gardening

LNKTV Health partnered with the Pioneers Park Nature Center to show the wonders of nature in this series of spring mini-tours. :

Complete mini-tour playlist

Shape of the City
Get ready for spring gardening with this episode of Shape of the City featuring great advice from Community Crops.

Find hundreds of health, wellness, fitness, and nutrition videos on the LNKTV Health You Tube channel .
Watch on NET
Speaking of Nebraska:
Vaccine Hesitancy
This special episode will be filmed on location at Lincoln High School in Lincoln, at 7 PM, Wed., April 28. The event is open to the public, but seating is limited to ensure social distancing. (Air dates below.)

Questions can be sent ahead of the taping to news@netnebraska.org or via the NET News Twitter and Facebook accounts.

Nebraska medical experts will explore concerns and answer questions from viewers across the state in the special episode Panelists include:
  • Dr. Bob Rauner, family physician and president of the Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln
  • Dr. Afua Ntem-Mensah, infectious disease physician at Faith Regional Physician Services in Norfolk
  • Dr. Keyonna King, assistant professor in the Center for Reducing Health Disparities at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, and
  • Dr. Josué Gutiérrez, family physician at Saline Medical Specialties in Crete.

Watch the episode on NET at 8 PM Thurs., May 6 or listen on Nebraska NPR radio at 7 PM, Fri., May 7
Partner Tidbits
Community Crops 2021 Plant Sale is April 26. Place your orders on line the 26th - 30th, and pick up May 6 - 8th. Learn more.

The YMCA is sponsoring a Healthy Kids Day at the Fallbrook location on April 24. Learn more.

Aging Partners offers chair yoga, dance, tai chi, qi dong, strength and stretching classes, via ZOOM April - June. Call (only) to register at 402-441-7575

COVID Grant Helps Fund Health Equity
Partnerships are key

Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln (PHL) has been awarded a CDC grant to help raise awareness of, increase access to, and build confidence in COVID-19 vaccinations within Lincoln’s cultural communities.  

Hispanic, Black/African American, Sudanese, and Asian Americans are disproportionately affected with a higher chance for serious illness and complications from COVID-19. 

PHL is partnering with community organizations and cultural centers, healthcare providers, and health-related agencies to fund increased outreach to these at-risk communities. 

Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the health, wellness, and fitness of Lincoln's children, families, and seniors.

We work to improve wellness policies and conduct community level health research. We collaborate with community partners to promote healthy weights through good nutrition and fitness, improve child and maternal health by supporting breastfeeding, create better patient outcomes by increasing cancer screening and vaccination rates, improving chronic disease management, increasing preventative outreach, and standardizing clinical practices. During public health crises like the COVID 19 pandemic, we help to protect community health by providing science and evidence-based information.

Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln also works to improve health equity in our community, addressing disparities among racial and ethnic populations with the highest burden of chronic disease.  Systemic racism is also a threat to community health. We stand in solidarity with everyone who is fighting for greater equality and justice for all.

 Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln
4600 Valley Road Ste. 250   Lincoln, NE 68510
Phone: (402) 430-9940     
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