Inspiring Iowans

  • A National Walking College Fellow Walks Past Cancer

    NOV 24, 2017

    Ann Mansfield of Decorah, Iowa was diagnosed in March with stage 2 breast cancer. She quickly began treatment that included surgery, chemotherapy, antibody infusions and radiation. But this nurse, healthy-community advocate and 2016 National Walking College fellow was not willing to take her treatment lying down. Rather, Mansfield has used walking as a means of getting through this physically and mentally grueling process.

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  • West Union a Leader in Walkability

    NOV 10, 2017

    The Walking School Bus (WSB) program in West Union has been a giant success. Since its inception in 2013, the program has grown from approximately 12 to 20 children walking each day to school to anywhere from 60 to 80 children this year. Just last spring, the Walking School Bus went to five days a week, thanks to the countless hours volunteers put into the program.

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  • Healthiest State Initiative Elects Two New Directors

    posted by Jami Haberl on OCT 25, 2017

    The Healthiest State Initiative board of directors has elected two new directors: Kevin Vermeer, President and CEO of UnityPoint Health, and Jeff Russell, President and CEO of Delta Dental of Iowa.

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