Chronic Disease Prevention
Hours and Location
- Office Hours
- Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
- 3140 N St, 2nd Floor, Lincoln, Nebraska 68510
Please call for more information.
Chronic diseases, such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes, are the leading causes of death and disability in the United States. In fact, 7 out of 10 deaths among Americans each year are from chronic diseases. Chronic disease makes learning and working more difficult, is expensive to treat, and puts a strain on our health care system. Although chronic diseases are among the most common and costly of all health problems, they are also among the most preventable.
Our Chronic Disease Prevention program promotes activities that encourage healthy living, embraces health screenings for early detection of disease, and encourages appropriate self-management of existing diseases. Program activities include community education on topics such as:
- reducing the incidence of childhood obesity
- increasing physical activity and developing healthy eating habits
- diabetes prevention or control
- learning to manage chronic health problems
- colorectal cancer awareness
Program activities are successful because of the collaboration between the local hospitals, public health clinics, businesses, schools, the State Department of Health and Human Services, non-profit organizations, community and cultural centers, and other City departments who work together to improve the health of the community.
Maternal Child Health Childhood Obesity Prevention
Our Maternal Child Health Childhood Obesity project utilizes the 5-4-3-2-1 Go!® public education message that promotes healthy behaviors. This simple message provides evidence-based health recommendations kids and families need to be healthy and fit.
This message was created by the Consortium to Lower Obesity in Chicago Children (CLOCC). 5-4-3-2-1 Go!® is a registered trademark and Copyright © 2004 Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. All rights reserved. www.clocc.net
Action Now! Community Diabetes Prevention & Control is an education outreach partnership formed to prevent diabetes and its complications. The focus of Action Now! is to help the public understand how to prevent, delay, or control diabetes and its serious consequences by eating healthy, moving more, and knowing the important health numbers of blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, and body mass index (BMI).
Lancaster County Crusade Against Cancer is a partnership of community agencies, organizations, and volunteers who work together to increase colon cancer awareness in the community, promote compliance with screening recommendations, and encourage increased promotion of colorectal cancer screenings through doctor offices.
Living Well (also known as the Chronic Disease Self-Management) is a program for people with chronic health conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, stroke, lung disease, heart disease, hypertension, back problems, and depression. The program provides information and teaches practical skills for managing these chronic health problems. It is also ideal for care givers providing for those dealing with a chronic condition. The program includes 2 hour sessions once a week for six weeks.
Lincoln's Physical Activity Council is working to get LINCOLN IN MOTION! The Council was founded to promote active living for life. LINCOLN IN MOTION promotes local events that encourage physically active lifestyles for people of all ages:
- Encourages individuals and communities to adopt healthy behaviors through education.
- Supports public policy that fosters active living.
- Promotes and develops community partnerships.
- Encourages social and environmental change to increase opportunities for physical activity.
The vision is to have a bicycle-friendly and walkable community where physical activity is the easy choice.