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New Cancer Screening Project Announced
National Nutrition Month, Streets Alive with LiveWell, and more
March Partner Spotlight
Lincoln Parks & Recreation 
Have Fun, Be Active in the Parks This Spring & Summer
People of all ages enjoy Lincoln Parks and Recreation's 125 parks, 133 miles of trails, 7 recreation centers, 9 public pools, 5 city golf courses, Pioneers Park Nature Center, Woods Tennis Center and Team Sports Programs. As the weather warms up there are new opportunities to have fun and be active.
This spring and summer, enjoy free family friendly events including Wild Adventure Day at the Nature Center, Party in the Parks at Union Plaza Park, and canoe trips at Holmes Lake to name a few.
Seniors can get active with "Old School P.E. for Adults" at the Air Park Rec Center and for those with arthritis, Walk with Ease classes begin April 18th at the Antelope Park Indoor Shelter
Youth will enjoy the Crunch & Lunch and Summer Day Camp programs that focus on physical activity, sports, games, and healthy nutrition.
Learn more about LPR programs.
10 Health TV
March Shape of the City

Mission E! for ENERGY

With artwork by LPS students

The March episode features information from the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department and the American Cancer Society about the importance of getting screened for colon cancer; Rick Helweg from Teach a Kid to Fish, with their Energy Children's Book series; and UN/L Extension in Lancaster County, talking about changes to the latest American Dietary Guidelines. Watch now.
PHL and Lancaster County Medical Society announce
Nebraska Physicians Cancer Screening Initiative
Physicians Come Together In a Collaborative Effort 

This month, Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln and the Lancaster County Medical Society announced the launch of the Nebraska Physicians Cancer Screening Initiative, a project that will work to save lives through early detection of breast and colon cancers.

While the project began as a Lancaster County initiative, other communities have expressed interest and two other Nebraska cities will now also be participating in the project.

More than 26 primary care clinics representing more than 170 primary care providers have already joined the effort.   Participating clinics will encourage and promote screening among their patients, verifying cancer screening status during appointments.  Clinics will also reach out to patients who haven't been seen in a year or more to remind them of the need for screening. Taking this proactive approach is expected to increase the numbers of people who get screened, and better the odds of catching cancer in its earlier, more treatable form.  Read more.
March is
National Nutrition Month

Discover new and exciting tastes while trimming fat and sodium from your cooking. For National Nutrition Month®, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics encourages everyone to experiment with new combinations of herbs and spices as you "Savor the Flavor of Eating Right."  Find great tips and tasty recipes at
Streets Alive! and the LiveWell Challenge
2016 Streets Alive! Festival -
Now Part of the LiveWell Challenge!

New this year with our annual outdoor movement festival,  2016 Streets Alive!, the route will be part of part of the LiveWell Challenge! Sponsored by the Nebraska Sports Council, the new LiveWell Challenge is an event-centric wellness program that tracks and rewards participation in locally owned and organized events.  

Participants can walk, run, bike, or skate the route and count their mileage towards the challenge.  The 2016 Lincoln Streets Alive! festival sponsored by Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln will again be co-hosted by the Clinton, Hartley, and East Campus neighborhoods with a slightly different route.  The festival date will be announced in June.  Learn more about the challenge   or  sign up here.

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, conduct community level health research, and collaborate with community partners to promote healthy food and beverage choices, increase fitness, and decrease obesity related chronic diseases.
Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln
4600 Valley Road Ste. 250      Lincoln, NE 68510
Phone: (402) 483-4800      Fax: (402) 483-4802