Chase Langos

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  • 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!

  • 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.

  • Making It OK in Southwest Iowa: Katie Sandquist

    Make It OK Ambassador Katie Sandquist goes above and beyond to fight the stigma around mental illness in Iowa. Read about what she is doing in Southwest Iowa to spread the message of Make It OK to her community!

  • Could the Secret to Retention Really be Financial Wellbeing?

    Peter Dunn a.k.a. Pete the Planner®, will end the 2022 Workplace Wellbeing Conference with a session focusing on financial well-being!

  • Building Emotional and Change Agility in People and Organizations

    Keynote speaker Dr. Rosie Ward discusses how to build emotional and change agility in people and organizations.

  • Mental Health Awareness Month 2022

    Mental Health Awareness Month is a great time to reduce stigma by starting conversations and increasing understanding about mental illness with special Make It OK resources and events happening in May! Download our 2022 toolkit and start the conversation in your community!

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