Health and the City Debuts in Journal Star
Also - Streets Alive 2017 location, date announced; Give to Lincoln Day; Breastfeeding support news
April Partner Spotlight
Community Learning Centers
CLC Makerspace Event
Full of "Super" Fun and Fitness
The Lincoln Community Learning Centers (CLCs) have their own version of the "Justice League", a team of CLC superheroes that work to make kids healthier, more fit, and superheroes in their own right.
The CLC Activity League is a group of CLC site supervisors who put together afterschool programming that is super fun  with a healthy dose of fit along the way. 
The League's latest production - kids building and playing on their own mobile putt putt golf course, otherwise known as a Makerspace.  The mobile course, designed by CLC kids and constructed with lots of community involvement, can move from site to site.  Learn more.

April Partner Spotlight
Children's Center
for the Child & Community

Outpatient Specialty Clinic
Patient volumes have steadily climbed at Children's Lincoln pediatric specialty clinic facility at 86th and Pioneers Boulevard since it opened in 2008, ultimately outgrowing the space.  
A new 12,000-square-foot space to be located at Madonna's Lincoln Campus, 2121 South 56th Street, will triple the capacity available when the scheduled move is complete in September, allowing Children's to bring other specialty services to Lincoln. Children's Center for the Child & Community was formerly Teach a Kid to Fish before merging with the Children's Hospital & Medical Center.    Read more
10 Health TV
April Shape of the City
The April Shape of the City  focuses on water safety:
In the first segment the Lincoln YMCA/Safe Kids Lincoln-Lancaster County and the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department/Safe Kids LLC) talk about how to keep kids safe in and near water.

In the second segment, the Joshua Collingsworth Memorial Foundation talks about how their mascot, Josh the Otter, is inspiring youth to learn to swim and stay safe in the pool.
In the final segment, Melissa Kinzie from the YMCA takes us out to the pool to show us why swimming is a great activity for people at any age.

Also, be sure not to miss:
The  Lincoln Marathon video series exploring all the elements of preparing to run a marathon or half marathon.

The Taste of Lincoln ethnic food series that explores Vietnamese, Ethiopian, and in this episodes, Chinese cuisine.

The Food Truths series exploring food myths, including this episode  about late night eating.

Monthly Column Features Health News, Active Fun
Welcome to Health and the City!
Health and the City is a monthly column that examines relevant community health issues, spotlights the local organizations whose work impacts the wellness of our community, and highlights fun, useful, and important health, nutrition, and active living opportunities.  Co-written by PHL and 10 Health TV, Health and the City will appear in the Lincoln Journal Star Neighborhood Extra every 4th Saturday of the month.  Read the first column.  You're invited to send us column ideas!
Support Streets Alive!, Neighborhood Health on
Give to Lincoln Day, May 18th
Give To Lincoln Day is your chance to make a real impact on Lincoln's quality of life. With a donation to support Streets Alive! you can help us bring free health and wellness resources to our community and support the economic well-being of our host neighborhood at the same time - making all of Lincoln healthier and more vital.
On Thursday, May 18th from 12:00am to 11:59pm, every donation you make to help support our annual community health and wellness outreach festival, Streets Alive!, helps even more because we will also receive a proportional share of  a $350,000 challenge match fund. Before May 18th, gifts can be made online starting May 1st and will qualify for Give To Lincoln Day and matching funds.  Watch for more information in our May e-newsletter. Read more about this year's Streets Alive! below.
Streets Alive! 2017 set for September 10th
Belmont Neighborhood will host
Please join us on Sunday, September 10, 2017 from 1-5 PM for our 7th annual Streets Alive! hosted by the Belmont neighborhood.
Every year, Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln works to make our city healthier by bringing the streets alive with music, dance, art, fitness, and free health resources. Streets Alive! celebrates active living, wellness, and healthy eating in a festival full of entertainment and join-in activities that welcomes an average of 5,000 people each year.

Streets Alive! also works to strengthen neighborhoods, bringing together neighbors from across the street and across the city and engaging local schools and businesses. This year's Streets Alive! supports economic development by including a neighborhood project that benefits not only the neighborhood that hosts the event, but adds to the beauty, safety, and well-being of our entire city.

We'll look for you at this year at Streets Alive! and in the meantime, we'd appreciate your support on Give to Lincoln Day!

Breastfeeding Support
WorkWell, MilkWorks offer help
                          WorkWell Offers Employer Webinars, Revised Guide
Nebraska ranks in the top 20 in a lot of areas, but here's a little known ranking - Nebraska is in the top five in the nation for women returning to work after having a baby. That's a lot of new moms in the workforce.  What does it mean for Nebraska's employers?

Step by step help in developing and implementing worksite breastfeeding support policies is available for employers in the revised Nebraska's Guide to Lactation Support at the Worksite. This guide makes it easy for employers to understand the laws, how to comply, and how to offer support for breastfeeding employees. Download the guide here
WorkWell and the Nebraska Breastfeeding Coalition are also hosting free webinars to help businesses understand Nebraska law and review the guide on April 18th, May 2nd, and May 16th. Click here to register,  or for more information email Nicole Osborne with WorkWell.  Call her at (402) 483-2511 ext. 102.
MilkWorks will be Milk Depot
MilkWorks' Lincoln location will be our city's first milk depot for the Mothers' Milk Bank near Denver! Mark your calendars for Friday, April 14 at 10 am to stop by and celebrate!
Donor milk is a wonderful way for babies to receive human milk when a mother is unable to provide enough milk for her own baby. Interested in becoming a donor? Visit their Milk Banks and Milk Depots link for additional guidance. MilkWorks is located in the Trade Center at 58 th& Old Cheney.
Watch our May e-newsletter for more information on other donor milk drop off sites coming to Lincoln.

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, decrease obesity, promote breastfeeding, and improve cancer screening.
Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln
4600 Valley Road Ste. 250      Lincoln, NE 68510
Phone: (402) 430-9940     

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