June Partner Highlights
Community Health Endowment
Community Crops
Health and the City 
To Mask or not to mask - that's the question
Community Health Endowment
A Look at Youth and Mentoring
In July 2020, CHE funded the creation of the Lincoln Youth Mentoring Coalition.

This group, representing 26 organizations in Lincoln, has been hard at work to better understand the “state of mentoring” in Lincoln, and to provide specific recommendations for improving mentoring services going forward.

This is a first of its kind project for Lincoln/Lancaster County. Read more about the project and the study results.
Should I Wear a Mask or Not?
It Depends.
Confused about whether or not you need to wear a mask in any circumstances? You're not alone. While the Lincoln and Nebraska mandates may have been lifted, people ask: do employers and businesses have the right to set their own requirements?

And, what about traveling on airplanes or public transportation? What about kids and those who are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated?

Local and national experts answer those questions in our Health and the City column in the Journal Star, co-written with LNKTV Health. Read our column.
Community Crops
Helping Lincoln Grow and
Enjoy Local Food

The COVID-19 pandemic has put a spotlight on the importance of local food and Community Crops is drawing on its eighteen-year history to help.

Community Crops will be tripling their food production spaces in the next year through a combination of greenhouse, garden, farm, and other urban agriculture spaces - and moving to a new space on the NeighborWorks campus. Read more.
Give to Lincoln Day

We are sincerely grateful to all of you who supported our mission to improve and protect everyone in our community with your generous gifts!

Thanks to you, we had our best Give to Lincoln Day ever. We will also receive a portion of the matching funds, making the impact of your gifts even greater.

From infants to seniors, we work to help the people in Lancaster County live longer, healthier lives. Your gifts make our job easier.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
View What's New

Diverse messengers, one message - It's up to each of us to protect our families and keep our community strong. Take a listen:


Speaking of staying safe, Safe Kids Lincoln, provides some water safety tips for Keeping Kids Water Safe this summer

Find hundreds of health, wellness, fitness, and nutrition videos on the LNKTV Health You Tube channel .
COVID 19 Resources

In Update #77, Dr. Rauner talks about vaccine myths and some promising trends. Click on icon to listen.

COVID 19 Information/Resources 

Find an update on all Nebraska COVID 19 case rates, county by county, here.

Streets Alive! 2021 Scheduled
Streets Alive!our free community wellness festival that promotes active living and healthy nutrition in a fun and interactive way, is scheduled for Sunday, September 26. It will again be hosted outdoors, weather and community health permitting, by the South Salt Creek neighborhood.

Exhibitor, performer and sponsorships are beginning to fill up. If you are interested in being a part of Streets Alive!, find information and sign-up applications at these links:

Through Streets Alive!, we also team up on a project that improves the safety, walkability, and health of the neighborhood. Learn about our South Salt Creek Community Development project.
Look Around

In case you needed a reminder to get vaccinated, we left you messages all over town, on buses and billboards, on social media and posters, and on TV.

It's safe, it's free, and it's our best chance at getting our lives back - like hugging our family, friends, and neighbors. If you have questions about the vaccines, find information here.

#VAX to fight COVID. #ItsUpToYou

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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