Iowa Healthiest State - Events


The Healthiest State Initiative holds several events throughout the year to engage community contributors and leaders in constructive conversation to improve the health and well-being of Iowans. See what we’re up to:

  • Calendar


    See all of the Healthiest State Initiative events including registration for our upcoming Make It OK ambassador trainings plus endorsed events.

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  • Healthiest State Annual Conference

    Healthiest State Annual Conference

    The 2020 Annual Conference, originally scheduled for May 19, has been cancelled.

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  • Annual Walk

    Annual Walk

    In 2011, the Healthiest State Initiative kicked off our effort to become the healthiest state in the nation with the Start Somewhere Walk. Join us on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 for the 10th annual walk!

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  • Healthiest State Month

    Healthiest State Month

    Celebrate Healthiest State Month with us! October is Healthiest State Month and there are a number of ways for you to participate.

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  • Awards


    On February 6, 2020, the Healthiest State will hold the premier annual event for Iowans leading efforts to transform the culture of health and well-being.

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  • 5-2-1-0 Summit

    5-2-1-0 Summit

    Join us to learn from experts from across the state working in the schools, child care, out-of-school programs, health care and communities share their experiences to adopt strategies to support the healthy choice as the easy choice.

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  • Request an Endorsement

    Request an Endorsement

    If your own event is aimed at improving the health and well-being of Iowans in your community, apply to use our seal of approval.

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