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

West Union a Leader in Walk-ability

The Walking School Bus (WSB) program in West Union has been a giant success.

 

Since its inception in 2013, the program has grown from approximately 12 to 20 children walking each day to school to anywhere from 60 to 80 children this year. Just last spring, the Walking School Bus went to five days a week, thanks to the countless hours volunteers put into the program. Continue reading