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Omaha Commuter Challenge

Active transportation - using a bicycle, transit, or your own two feet - can save you money, provide additional physical activity to your day and help keep our air quality in check.
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Food Demonstrations

Food demonstrations are a great opportunity to sample new foods, learn about nutrition and gather great, healthy recipes. Join us at your Healthy Neighborhood Stores.
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Prevention Speaks

Prevention Speaks in Douglas County

Thanks to Prevention Speaks and Communities Putting Prevention to Work for telling Douglas County's success stories. Please take a moment to watch these videos about people in Douglas County making changes in their lives and their community for better health.
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HBO's Weight of the Nation

HBO’s The Weight of the Nation

HBO presents a four-part documentary series, THE WEIGHT OF THE NATION, confronting the obesity epidemic. The series features interviews with leading experts, as well as individuals and their families as they share their stories struggling with obesity. Watch the series, learn the basics and take action. Together we can win the battle against obesity.
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Partnering For A Healthy City

Over 350 organizations have joined the Partners For A Healthy City movement to help make the healthy choice the easy choice throughout Douglas County.
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Live Well Omaha in Action!

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Exercise Your Voice and Your Body

For Omaha to become America’s healthiest city, we have to do more than just work out. We have to speak out. It is time for all of us who care about the future of our city to join the movement that is Live Well Omaha. Together, we can claim our place as one of America’s healthiest, successful and thriving cities.
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  • April
    25
    2015
    Transportation
    UNO Claussen-Leahy Run & Walk
    Aksarben Village/Stinson Park 67th and Center Omaha, Ne 12:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    STAMPEDE 10K, CLAUSSEN 5K RUN AND LEAHY 2K WALK
    Starting time is 9 a.m. at Stinson Park in Aksarben Village. Support the UNO Athletic Department by running or walking in either the 10K, 5K or 2K events. Both the Stampede 10K and Claussen 5K will be chip timed, and winners will be based on the participant’s official race time. Medals will be awarded to the first through sixth place runners. Names of winners will be posted on the Claussen-Leahy Run & Walk website. Course maps will be sent out to all participants and posted online in February 2015. Runners must be pre-registered or may register day of the event. Runners that pre-register will be guaranteed a t-shirt.
    800 METER KIDS’ RACE WITH UNO STUDENT-ATHLETES
    • Race starting time is 8:30 a.m. at Stinson Park in Aksarben Village
    • Children from 5 to 12 years of age are welcome to participate in the Kids Race and Mini Sports
    Clinics. The UNO student-athletes will participate with the kids.
    • Race will be approximately 800 meters which is approximately ½ mile

    MINI SPORTS CLINICS
    In conjunction with the Kids’ Race, UNO will host a variety of mini sports clinics at Stinson Park for all youth race participants. The clinics will run 9 to 10 a.m. and will be hosted by various UNO teams. Kids will learn basic skills from the various sports teams and interact with Maverick student-athletes. Participation in the sports clinics will be free to children who have registered for the Kids’ Race. Children who have not pre-registered for the Kids’ Race or Mini Sports Clinics may do so at the registration table the day of the event but will not be guaranteed a t-shirt. The event will be held rain or shine.
    Free registration for kids ages 5- 12 years in the Kids’ Race/Mini Sports Clinics
    (Includes t-shirt, bib, certificate of participation and FREE admission to sports clinic)

    Kids ages 5-12 registering for 10K, 5K and 2K walk
    $10 early registration Feb. 1 – April 22, 2014
    (Includes t-shirt, bib, timing chip)

    Registration Fees for 10K, 5K Runs and 2K Walk
    Ages 13 and Older
    $25 Early Registration Jan. 9 – April 1, 2015
    $35 pre-registration prior to April 2 – April 22, 2015
    $40 any registration taken after April 25, 2015
    (Includes t-shirt, bib, timing chip)

    Early packet pickup at:
    Peak Performance
    519 N. 78th Street
    Omaha, NE 68114
    (402) 398-9807
    Thursday, April 23, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    Friday, April 24, 10 am – 6 p.m.

  • June
    20
    2015
    Zion Baptist Church Health Fair
    Zion Baptist Church 24 and Hamilton Area omaha, 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

    We are in the beginning stages of planning. Tenative date would be 6/20/14. I think that Juneteenth Celebrations will be this week as well. I am going to contact the Red Cross for a blood Drive as well.

  • Speaking Up

    All News March 27th, 2015

    Seeking Executive Director

    Executive Director Tapped by Omaha Community Foundation, Live Well Omaha Seeks Executive Director We are excited to announce that Executive Director Anne Meysenburg has accepted a position as Director of Community Investment at the Omaha Community Foundation.  In this role, Read More…

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    All News, Live Well Omaha February 25th, 2015

    Member Spotlight: WELLCOM

    WELLCOM, formerly the Wellness Council of the Midlands, was founded in 1982 in Omaha by the CEOs of Union Pacific Railroad, Mutual of Omaha, Valmont Industries, and Central States.  WELLCOM was the first nonprofit organization in the country with a focus Read More…

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    All News, Live Well Omaha December 21st, 2014

    Healthy Successes in 2014

    Sometimes, it’s very easy to get lost in the day-to-day aspects of striving to make this community the healthiest place to live and forget about the amazing things that are currently happening.  And, as December is always a great time Read More…

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    All News December 10th, 2014

    LWO DIGEST – December 10, 2014

    TWEET OF THE WEEK If you or your organization use Twitter, please consider sending out this tweet of the week: Dress your bike with lights and join @omahabikes for #BikeDeLights on Friday! Details here: http://tinyurl.com/maz9jxo #healthyomaha – – – – – – - Read More…

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