How's Iowa Doing?

Together we are tracking and driving progress to improve the health of our state.

Check Out the Status of All the Indicators

The indicator outcomes for each goal area are included on the dashboard below. Further details and free programs and initiatives are included on each indicator’s individual page.

Indicator status (movement toward or away from the target) is indicated by color.

arr Improving

l Little to no detectable change

p Getting worse

p Data pending


Decrease Percentage of Iowans Who Are Obese

Measurement: % of adult and youth Iowans who are obese.



32.1% (Adult)

13.2% (Youth)    





(Source: Iowa BRFSS)

Clicking More Data provides a breakdown of obesity by age, gender, race, education…key metrics that are available from the source.

  • Investors

    Our investors don't just invest in the Healthiest State Initiative, they fundamentally understand and support that improving the well-being in Iowa would mean Iowans living happier, healthier lives.

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    The Healthiest State Initiative aims to become the healthiest state in the nation by improving the physical, social and emotional well-being of Iowans.

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    Healthiest State Initiative is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization driven by the goal to make Iowa the healthiest state in the nation.

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