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.

Bike to Work Day: Friday, May 17, 2019

All Siouxland residents are encouraged to ride their bike to work.  The SIMPCO Bicycle Pedestrian Roundtable will be giving away great prizes for those that register and participate.  Register today by clicking on the green button below.

  • Bike to Work t-shirts will be sold for $15 (cash only) at Albrecht Cycle Shop and Hardline Coffee Co. starting 4/18/19. 
  • A commuter breakfast will be held at Albrecht Cycle Shop on May 17 from 7:00AM – 9:00AM. 
  • Participating downtown Sioux City locations will be providing dining and drink specials on May 17.  Just present your Bike to Work Day Shirt or your helmet. 

Siouxland Community Health Needs Assessment

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

The purpose of community health needs assessments is to learn about the community: the health of the population, factors that lead to higher health risks or poorer health outcomes of certain groups, and community resources available to improve the health of the community.  The purpose of the health improvement plan is to describe how the community will work together to improve the health of the population.  The community health improvement plan sets priorities, directs the use of resources, and is a roadmap for the development and implementation of projects, programs, and policies.

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 top health issues identified for 2019 – 2021 are:

  • Mental Health
  • Homelessness/Housing
  • Obesity/Chronic Disease
  • Sexual Health
  • Substance Abuse
  • Access to Healthcare Services

                                                              2019-2021 Community Health Needs Assessment

                                                                    2019-2021 Health Improvement Plan

For additional information on our CHNA/HIP please e-mail 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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