March is Cancer Screening, Nutrition Month
Also - Play in the Parks, how Place Matters, get a Taste of Lincoln, and race for a cause
March Partner Spotlight
Lincoln Parks & Recreation
Have Fun, Be Active in the Parks This Spring & Summer
Lincoln Parks and Recreation ( LPR) offices are moving late March to 3140 N St. but Lincoln residents of all ages can still enjoy LPR's 126 parks, 132 miles of trails, seven recreation centers, 9 public pools, 5 city golf courses, Pioneers Park Nature Center, Woods Tennis Center and Team Sports Programs! (Download LPR Spring guide)

What's in store this spring and summer?  Learn more about the Party in the Parks summer series,  fun at the FUNdamental summer day camps, and the Move More Lincoln Wellness series here.

March Partner Spotlight
Community Health Endowment
Community Health Endowment Knows "Place Matters"
In 2015, the Community Health Endowment gave Lincoln new insight into health in our community with the Place Matters Community Mapping project, a series of maps that allow people to visualize demographic, socioeconomic, and health indicators on the census tract level.

This year, CHE is updating the Place Matters project and will share the results of that update with the community at its Annual Meeting on May 31, 2017, at 3 p.m. at the Bryan East Plaza Conference Center.  Read more.
10 Health TV
March Shape of the City
10 Health TV Marathon series
It's been a busy month for 10 Health TV!   

March Shape of the City features PHL and People's Health Center talking about the HPV virus; LPS Nutrition Services on their new online menu and mobile app; and Malone Center with the latest on their healthcare programs.

The  Lincoln Marathon video series explores all the elements of preparing to run in a marathon or half marathon.

The Taste of Lincoln video series has just started with a look at Vietnamese cuisine.

The Food Truths series starts out with a discussion on saturated fats.

Past, Present, and Future of Medicine in the African American Community looks at the how the past has shaped the present and what the future may hold.

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month
   Nebraska Physicians Cancer Screening Initiative Promotes Screening
Physicians Come Together In a Collaborative Effort 

Physicians in several Nebraska communities have been participating over the past year in Nebraska Physicians Cancer Screening Initiative, a project created to save lives through early detection of breast and colon cancers.  Participating clinics encouraged and promoted screening among their patients, verifying cancer screening status during appointments.  Clinics also reached out to patients who hadn't been seen in a year or more to remind them of the need for screening.  The project is being managed by Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln.  Learn more about colon cancer screening.   
Look for PHL on "Healthy Everyday"
Preventing Cancer
Vaccinating Kids Against the HPV Virus

Look for PHL Director Dr. Bob Rauner and pediatrician, Dr. Heather Christianson  of Complete Children's Health on the March 29th Healthy Everyday program.  The doctors will be discussing preventing cervical and other cancers through vaccination  against the human papillomavirus (HPV), available for tween boys and girls.

The interview airs during the morning program at 6:40 AM on KOLN/KGIN 10/11 TV.  This and other health topic PHL interviews are available at the 10/11 website.
March is
National Nutrition Month

PUT YOUR BEST FORK FORWARD.  There's no one diet that is right for everyone, so it's important to follow a healthful eating plan that's packed with tasty foods and that keeps your unique lifestyle in mind. Small changes can help you and your family be healthier.  Find nutrition information, great tips and tasty recipes at
Upcoming Events
Walk, Race, Bike, Swim,Support
YMCA and March Free Days
March 10 - Free Community Day all day at Fallbrook
March 24 - Open House  all day to celebrate the Cooper YMCA's 15th birthday! For the family are bounce houses, swimming, face painting, crafts and cake
A ll day every Wednesday in March: Free group exercise classes Downtown
Register or Learn More
Nebraska Bike/Walk Summit  
Mar. 23-24 - This inaugural event, sponsored by the Nebraska Bicycling Alliance, in partnership with the NE Dept. of Health and Human Services Walkable Communities project and S & G Endeavors, brings biking and walking advocates and professionals together to learn, network and plan.  You're invited to join!
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Tabitha, Lincoln Track Club - EmbRACE Aging in Support of Meals on Wheels 
April 8 . - Tabitha and the Lincoln Track Club invite you walk, run, race competitively, or prep for the Lincoln marathon by participating in their 10K adult run or 2 mile fun run for kids.  The race starts and finishes at Holmes Lake.
Entry fees from the race support and commemorate the 50th anniversary of Tabitha's Meals on Wheels program.
For 50 years and more than 4 million deliveries, Tabitha Meals on Wheels has been serving elders in need, delivering a hot, nutritious meal throughout the community, regardless of their ability to pay. The need has never been greater as more than 70 percent of the over 500 clients served cannot afford the $6.25 cost per meal.  So get out, get in some running and support a great program.

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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