Rethink Your Drink

Although the obesity epidemic has a number of causes the single biggest contributor is the number of calories we drink.  Healthy Siouxland encourages you to stop and Rethink Your Drink.

Diabetes Support & Education

Do you or a loved one suffer from pre-Diabetes or Diabetes? Did you know that there are local Diabetes Education classes provided in the Siouxland area for little or no cost?

Free Vending Machine Assessment

Looking for healthier vending machine options at your worksite, school, or community location? Find out how to have a vending machine assessment completed at no cost.

Healthy Siouxland: Improving the Health of the Community

Siouxland District Health Department and a variety of community partners are working to improve access to physical activity and healthy foods and beverages through a variety of initiatives.

Siouxland Community Health Needs Assessment

The Siouxland Community Health Needs Assessment survey has now closed.   We would also like to thank the nearly 700 individuals who took the time to complete the survey. The needs assessment is a joint venture between Mercy Medical Center, Siouxland District Health Department, UnityPoint Health –  St. Luke’s and Dunes Surgical Hospital.  Survey highlights can be found here. Community Survey 2 page summary

 

Siouxland District Health Department, along with Dunes Surgical Hospital, Mercy Medical Center and UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s complete a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) and Health Improvement Plan (HIP) every three years.

The joint CHNA looks at data from the following six counties in the tri-state Siouxland area, as each hospital serves a larger territory outside of Woodbury County:

  •        Union, SD
  •        Dakota, Dixon and Thurston, NE
  •        Plymouth and Woodbury, IA

 

The draft 2019 Community Health Needs Assessment is available for review and public input, along with the draft 2019 – 2021 Health Improvement Plan which contains purposed strategies on how to positively impact the needs in our community.   If you would like to provide comments please e-mail them to mlewis@siouxlanddistricthealth.org.

See Siouxland

Looking for fun activities in or near the Sioux City metro area? We’ve compiled a list of great ways to get out and explore Siouxland!

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Get Involved

Interested in helping make Siouxland healthy? Have ideas to share? We invite you to learn more about and get involved with one of our many coalition opportunities!

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On the Map

Not sure where to find your next activity or your nearest recreational area? We’ve already mapped out tennis courts to swimming pools to dance classes for you.

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Siouxland Wellness Initiatives

Community Wellness

Explore a variety of wellness programming, educational and support materials, and policy developments.

Youth Wellness

Discover new ways to encourage and empower kids to make healthy lifestyle choices.

Worksite Wellness

Take the next step in improving and developing results-oriented wellness programs at your worksites.

Local, Healthy, For All

There are a lot of efforts currently going on in the Siouxland area around locally grown foods and making food accessible to all members of community. With the help of community partners, Siouxland District Health Department is working to ensure that everyone has access to local, healthy, and fresh food.

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By the Numbers

Siouxland District Health Department and a variety of community partners are working to improve access to physical activity and healthy foods and beverages through a variety of initiatives.

Cities and school districts with infrastructure improvements and Safe Routes to School programs

Businesses with healthier vending machine choices

Worksites that have started gardens

Daycares that have completed nutrition and physical activity assessments

woman canoeing at Bacon Creek Park

About Healthy Siouxland

Healthy Siouxland is a coalition designed to improve the health and wellness of residents in the Siouxland area. We are a cross sector group of agencies that meet on a quarterly basis to share project updates of several working coalitions and grants that are related to chronic diseases, physical activity and nutrition.

Get in Touch

Looking to get involved or find out more about community, youth, and worksite wellness efforts in the Siouxland area? We’re here to help you and your family get started. Contact our team today!

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