WalkNEIowa.org releases social media report

Wow, time flies when you’re having fun! WalkNEIowa.org has been working to inspire Northeast Iowa to Walk More – Connect More for over a year now, and all the hard work is starting to gain some virtual traction. Check out the campaign’s recently released report on social media reach, located at the bottom of the WalkNEIowa.org’s Resources page. Here are some highlights. Continue reading

HSI Opens Applications for Iowa Walking College

The Healthiest State Initiative and Active Living Iowa opens applications for the second Iowa Walking College. The Iowa Walking College is an interactive educational program created to increase the number of walking advocates in local communities across the state. The program was launched as a pilot program in 2017 and built around the National Walking College curriculum created by America Walks. Continue reading

A Walking College Fellow Walks Past Cancer

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 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. Continue reading