Healthy habits while you work from home

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, many of us are working from home. Get resources to help you stay healthy at home.

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COVID-19 & your mental health

It's OK to not be OK right now. Here are some tools from us and our trusted statewide partners to help you cope with coronavirus.

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Top 10 ways to keep kids active at home

COVID-19 doesn't have to stop your family from being active. Try these fun and creative ways to keep kids moving.

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Let's make Iowa the healthiest state in the nation

By engaging worksites, communities, child care providers, schools and individuals, we can inspire Iowans to improve their health and happiness, and ultimately achieve our goal.

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According to the 2017 Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index®, Iowa is #21 in the nation when it comes to being physically, emotionally, and mentally healthy. Our ranking has moved since the Initiative was announced, but our overall well-being score has been fairly constant the past five years.

To claim the #1 spot, we have work to do. It’s an ambitious goal, but with your help, we can change Iowa and show the rest of the nation the road to wellness.


Becoming the healthiest state in the nation is no easy task, but Iowans have the dedication and drive to pull it off. Let's get to it!

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The Healthiest State Initiative promotes health and well-being by contributing to programs that make it easier for Iowans to live healthier.

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