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What's New This Summer
Health, Wellness, and Fitness
June Partner Spotlight
Community Health Endowment 
Community Health Endowment
CHE celebrated "Fighters, Dreamers, & Doers" at their June annual meeting.  The meeting featured inspiring stories told by six members of the community who are on the front lines of making Lincoln the healthiest community in the nation. 
CHE is also teaming up with Lincoln Parks & Recreation to offer free fitness classes for the Move More Lincoln Wellness Series. Read more.
June Partner Spotlight
Nebraska Sports Council
 Nebraska Sports Council Hosts Cornhusker State Games (CSG)

The CSG is a statewide amateur sports festival for all Nebraskans, and is one of the best State Games programs in the nation. This year's Games take place July 15-24 with competition in 68 sports, and all Nebraska residents are eligible to participate. 

The Nebraska Sports Council also sponsors the LiveWell Challenge which provides year-round motivation for being physically active by rewarding participants for their participation in runs, walks and other fitness competitions throughout the year. This year, Streets Alive! is a LiveWell event.   Read more.
10 Health TV in June
Shape of the City, Get Up & Go,  Summer Snacking,
and Fuel Your Fitness
Shape of the City:
Lincoln Parks and Recreation talks about their free summer programming; Let's Move Lincoln talks about their 100 days of play calendar of fun summer activities; Malone talks about the Juneteenth celebration, and Malone resources.

Get Up & Go
Footgolf -  playing foot golf
Canoeing - basics of canoeing
Rock Climbing - basics of rock climbing

Fuel Your Fitness

One Lincoln, One Book

PHL Facilitates Community Discussions

Being Mortal 
Medicine and What Happens in the End
One of the main goals of One Book - One Lincoln is to encourage residents to read and openly discuss the same book.
In Being Mortal, bestselling author Atul Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession: how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its ending.
The community is invited to a book discussion of Being Mortal, at several different locations in Lincoln throughout July and August, facilitated by Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln President, Bob Rauner, MD, MPH, or another community physician.
PHL website provides links to information, support resources
Healthy Babies, Breastfeeding
         Breastfeeding Benefits  
         the Whole Community
Breastfeeding means not only healthier moms and babies, but a healthier community.  Breastfeeding can reduce health care costs and even  improve productivity in the workplace through the decreased absenteeism of moms and dads.  
 But it's not always easy.  Moms and their families, employers, and even healthcare providers sometimes need help to support breastfeeding for the recommended duration.  You can find information and links to local resources at our website:     For Moms     
Partner Efforts Recognized
Malone Community Center, Aging Partners, CBE Program
Congratulations to Our Partners

Malone Community Center received the "Closing the Gap" award from the Community Health Endowment of Lincoln (CHE) for all they do to make our community healthier, especially for the under-served.
Aging Partners were recognized at CHE's annual meeting for their program that helps improve senior balance and prevent falls, Stepping On.
CHE also recognized the Community Breastfeeding Educator Program, a joint effort between MilkWorks, the Asian Community and Cultural Center, and Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln providing culturally appropriate peer to peer breastfeeding counseling and support to new moms and moms new to America.
Mayor promotes Streets Alive! at city news conference
 Streets Alive 2016! Set for Sept. 25 
Sign up now to sponsor, exhibit, entertain, or volunteer 
At a recent news conference Mayor Chris Beutler invited the city to come out and enjoy Streets Alive!, our outdoor movement festival on Sunday, Sept. 25, from 1 - 5.  Full of music, dance, fitness, food, and free health resources, the event is family, wheelchair and pet friendly.
Blocked off from traffic, you can walk, run, skate, bike, or even dance your way over a 2 mile route that includes walking and biking trails, community gardens, food trucks, and farmer's markets.   And it's all FREE!  Learn more about: 
 Streets Alive     Exhibiting     Entertaining       Sponsoring      Volunteering 
I Can Bike
Bike riding camp  for kids with special needs
              Madonna Hosts Camp
July 11-15 Madonna Rehabilitation, through  I Can,  will sponsor a camp to help kids with autism and other special needs learn to ride a bicycle at Pius High School.  Kids should be 8 years old, weigh less than 200 lbs., and have an inseam of at least 20 inches. Registration is $150 but there is support available. There is space for about 25 children.
Volunteers are also needed to help with the camps.  Volunteers can work one shift each day (75 minutes).  For more information, to register or volunteer,  e-mail Cindy Ryman Yost  or call 402-730-9275.

Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln (PHL) is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the health, wellness, and fitness of our community. We collaborate with other organizations on joint projects to improve health by increasing physical fitness, promoting good nutrition, supporting breastfeeding, and improving cancer screening rates.
Our work includes improving health and wellness policies, conducting community level research, and evaluation of the success of local health initiatives. 
Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln
4600 Valley Road Ste. 250     Lincoln, NE 68510
Phone: (402) 430-9940     Fax: (402) 483-4802