Our key Accomplishments
For more than 20 years, Live Well Omaha has sparked action to make Omaha a Healthier Community.
Equipped with our rich history and committed members/partners, Live Well Omaha has focused the coalition on policy, systems, and environmental changes that impact the health of this and future generations. For example, we’ve:
20-Mile Bike Network
Connected the City of Omaha and philanthropic community to envision the area’s first 20-mile bike network called Bike Omaha Network.
Today, the system is nearly complete with the final portion listed in the City’s Capital Improvement Plan for 2020 and wayfinding signs for the routes to be placed in 2018.
Omaha Commuter Challenge
Created and managed the Omaha Commuter Challenge for 11 years resulting in 3.4 million bike miles logged and 52,000 pounds lost.
Communities Putting Prevention to Work and Community Transformation Grants
Co-led these breakthrough national CDC grants with the Douglas County Health Department to create a healthier community
by improving the food environment and physical activity opportunities within the metro area.
Brought Omaha B-cycle to the metro and incubated the program into an independent nonprofit organization
now operating in Iowa and Nebraska with funds to double the footprint of the system by 2020.
Partners for a Healthy City
Partnered with WELLCOM and several faith-based communities and more than
150 businesses to influence healthy policy changes that impact more than 500 area employees.
Launched this cutting-edge physical activity event, promotion and community building movement,
which brought adventure races, activated residents and paved the way for significant physical activity culture change.
Activate Omaha Kids!
Launched community partnership focused on the childhood obesity epidemic in Nebraska. This partnership evolved in 2006
into Live Well Omaha Kids with new partners and Alegent Health as convenor of the workgroups and serving as a catalyst funder.