Health and Well Being Programs

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Community Health

The health of individuals is directly tied to healthy communities, including safe options for physical activity, health infrastructure, and meaningful roles for community members in supporting healthy living. Extension and Outreach programs provide community-based processes to help promote community health opportunities and supports.


CD-DIAL (Community Development-Data Information and Analysis Laboratory) County Health Survey

County health survey

Homegrown Lifestyle

Participants gain familiarity with basic local food production methods, conservation practices, and information sources, and integrate them into their food production methods.

Master Gardener Program

Participants will gain knowledge about growing plants in and around the home landscape. Participants are expected to volunteer in their local communities to assist ISU Extension and Outreach in educating the public about horticulture and gardening practices for Iowa and the Midwest.

Mid Life and Beyond - The Whole Picture

Increase behaviors that contribute towards healthy aging, financial security, building social capital; individuals, families, providers, communities increasingly create and use support services for older Iowans; increase intergenerational interaction; and increase the number of community leaders addressing issues for older Iowans.

Safe Routes to School/Walkable Community-Survey and Field Assessments

Survey results identify the current perceptions of the walkability/bikeability of the community. GPS field assessments map the actual conditions. Both data sets provide valuable data for informed planning and grant submittals.