Chase Langos

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  • Healthiest State Annual Walk Highlights Physical Activity and Social Connectedness

    Iowans across the state participated in the 12th Annual Walk, presented by Delta Dental of Iowa, by walking for 30 minutes on Wednesday with friends, family, neighbors, colleagues, and classmates.

  • Gov. Reynolds proclaims October as Healthiest State Month

    Gov. Kim Reynolds has declared October as Healthiest State Month in a proclamation signing.

  • HSI Response to White House Strategies on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health

    On Thursday September 29th, the Iowa Healthiest State Initiative attended the National Produce Prescription Collaborative (NPPC) Day of Action event in Washington D.C. The event follows the release of the White House National Strategy on Hunger, Nutrition and Health which set a goal to end hunger and increase healthy eating and physical activity by 2030, so fewer Americans experience diet-related diseases - while reducing related health disparities.

  • How the 2021 Mascot Challenge Champion Used Their Prize Funds

    In 2021, the IKM-Manning Community School District claimed their second School Mascot Challenge title in the 8 years of the competition. Since winning last year, they used their prize money to put on an amazing event for their middle schoolers to encourage healthy habits, and make memories for years to come!

  • 2022 Community Walk Mini Grant Winner Announced

    The Healthiest State Initiative and the Iowa Parks & Recreation Association (IPRA) partnered to provide mini grant opportunity for IPRA members to receive funding to support the Healthiest State 12th Annual Walk and walkability efforts in their community. See who won in 2022!

  • Join us for the 2022 5-2-1-0 Healthy Choices Count! Summit

    Registration for the 2022 5-2-1-0 Healthy Choices Count! Summit is now open. On Wednesday, October 26th, experts implementing the 5-2-1-0 Healthy Choices Count! program across the state will gather in person to share strategies for encouraging healthy choices in schools, early care, out-of-school programs, health care clinics and communities.

  • Center Street and Oakridge: A Storied Neighborhood with a Brand New Market

    The Center Street Farmers' Market is a new market that not only provides for a community dealing with food insecurity, but that also celebrates a Des Moines neighborhood with amazing history. Learn more about the legacy of one of the newest Double Up Food Bucks partner markets, and what you can see if you stop by on Wednesday afternoons.

  • Freight House Farmer's Market Double Up Food Bucks Spotlight

    The partnership between the Double Up Food Bucks program and local farmers markets is crucial to fighting food insecurity in Iowa. Learn more about one of our partner markets in Davenport, Freight House Farmers Market!

  • Make It OK Spotlight: Community Health Center Fort Dodge

    Make It OK is a community campaign to reduce the stigma around mental illness. From just talking to friends and family about mental health to becoming an ambassador and spreading the word yourself, every effort helps. Regina Suhrbrier, the Outreach Coordinator at Community Health Center in Fort Dodge, took community involvement one step further to let her whole community know that it's ok to not be ok!

  • Make It OK Spotlight: Lily Glenn

    When discussing mental health across our communities one group is often left out, children and young adults. One Iowa high schooler is looking to change that. By analyzing other mental health programs and talking to fellow teens, Lily Glenn identified where mental health messaging falls short with young people and is using every resource available to her to change that.

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