Because breastfeeding provides lifelong health benefits for both mothers and infants, Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln coordinates a community-wide breastfeeding initiative, working with Lincoln healthcare facilities and community organizations to implement consistent and evidence-based policies, education and support to pregnant and breastfeeding moms, babies, and families.
Because fit children do better academically, Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln works with Lincoln Public Schools, the Community Learning Centers, and several other organizations to implement district-wide wellness policies to decrease obesity rates and increase fitness levels in the schools through programs that promote physical activity, good nutrition, and the forming of healthy habits.
Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln works to actively engage our community and improve neighborhood health with our annual outdoor movement event, Streets Alive! and our the Streets Alive! Community Development Project. In 2020, we hosted Streets Alive! Online to protect community health, but still encourage good nutrition, physical activity, and healthy living.
Improving Patient Outcomes: To save lives and improve the health outcomes of patients, Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln works with primary care clinics in Lincoln and the surrounding area to streamline and standardize clinical processes, increase patient outreach, and promote preventative care through these Clinical Quality Improvement Initiatives: Nebraska Physicians Cancer Screening Initiative, Lincoln HPV Project, the Maternal and Child Health Project, Nebraska Medicare Shared Savings Program, and the Lincoln Diabetes Quality Improvement Initiative.
Protecting Community Health: During public health crises, we provide science and evidence based information: Flu COVID 19
Our community-wide healthy beverage initiative works to improve nutrition by decreasing consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages through a public education media campaign, "Rethink Your Drink", and a program to establish healthy beverage options and vending policies for the workplace and other public spaces.
Through collaborative grant awards, we partner with existing private and public organizations to cooperate and share resources. We convene organizations that have a role in improving the health of the community and collaborate with them on initiatives. We help them work toward common health related goals and promote their efforts throughout the community.