We are one of twenty six counties working on the Iowa Community Transformation grant. This grant focuses on improving cardiovascular health through worksite wellness, improving walkability and bike-ability in the community, healthy eating initiatives, smoke-free multi-unit housing, promoting routine screenings and more. If you are a business, restaurant, or convenience store and would like to participate to make positive changes to help improve the health of our community contact Lindsay Remick, Wellness Coordinator at 319-385-6595.
Support and Encouragement During Changing TimesA completely new area devoted to information on services and programs in S.E. Iowa to support individuals who have experienced job loss or cutbacks.
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Healthy Henry County Communities brings together many of the area's organizations and resources to help create a better quality of life for all residents by responding to needs and opportunities as they develop in our community.
Healthy Communities is about people: volunteers, community leaders, educators and others working together to help build a stronger, safer, healthier community. The action teams, programs and activities of HHCC are driven by the commitment of local residents to create a positive, healthy environment for everyone in the community.
Through collaboration and innovation, hundreds of people in Henry County have created,
sustained, and continue to grow the Healthy Communities coalition.
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Get Your Flu Shots!Henry County Public Health joins the Iowa Dept. of Public Health and the CDC in urging an annual flu vaccination for everyone 6 months and older as the best way to protect against influenza. By getting a yearly flu vaccine, you can protect yourself from illness, and protect those around you. If your child, aged 6 months through 8 years, did not have a flu shot last year, they will require two doses of influenza vaccine administered a minimum of four weeks apart. Vaccination is also important for health care workers, and other people who live with or care for high risk people, to keep from spreading the flu to them.
Vaccines are available at regular Immunization Clinics: Wednesdays and Thursdays, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. and the first Thursday of each month, 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.
For more information, call 319.385.6724
2013 Healthiest State Walk at IWC
Community members are invited to join IWC students and faculty in a 1K walk on Wednesday, October 9th 11:30-12:30. The walk starts in front of the Howe Student Activity Center with a group photo being taken at 11:50 in front of the Chapel. Join thousands of other Iowans walking that day to celebrate our movement toward becoming the healthiest state. Register online here
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Healthy Halloween Walk at East Lake Park
Sunday October 27th 2-5pm (rain date Nov. 3rd)
Healthy Henry County Communities is hosting another Rec Trail event full of fun, fall activities for the whole family! Bring your family and enjoy the fun at the Healthy Halloween Walk at East Lake Park on Sunday, October 27th from 2:00-5:00pm while exploring part of Mt. Pleasantís recreational trail. Enjoy games, face painting, fun health and fitness booths, Halloween safety activities, healthy snacks and other fall activities for kids of all ages. Boy Scout Troop 27 will once again have a haunted tent for the older kids. Wear your costume if you want and bring your camera.
This is a free event open to all, but donations are welcomed. Please park and enter at the softball diamonds off Iris Street. For more information contact Kelly Carr, Healthy Communities Coordinator, at 319-385-6523 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit facebook.com/HealthyHenryCounty.
The Henry County Directory of Community Services guides are now updated.
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Hard copies are available at Henry County Public Health, DHS, Fellowship Cup, Mt. Pleasant Chamber office, and Mt. Pleasant Public Library.
View the new Henry County Wellness Resource Guide
Every Wednesday during the school year Club M mentors and mentees can meet at the Mt. Pleasant Middle School from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. for games, crafts, and fun.
All mentoring matches are invited to join us each Wed. after school. As the Mt. Pleasant Middle School is the bus hub for the district, all the mentees and high school mentors can ride the school bus to the Middle School.
"Ten Year Celebration" video:
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If you're a soon-to-be-dad
WE WANT YOU!
Boot Camp for New Dads is a program in which veterans (new fathers who bring their young babies) show rookies (fathers-to-be) the ropes of fatherhood.
The next Boot Camp will be Saturday November 9th from 9am-12pm.
Call 319-931-0067 for details and to register.
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