iWALK is an initiative to get our community active through healthy resources
including tool-kits, local healthy events, challenges, trail maps and
programs for kids. The goal is for adults to get at least 150 minutes
of exercise per week as recommended by the
World Health Organization to maintain health and reduce the risk of noncommunicable disease such
as heart disease and type 2 diabetes.
iWALK is now proudly powered by St. Joseph Health! Our mission at St. Joseph
Health is to improve the health and quality of life in the communities
in which we serve. We are excited for the opportunity to keep the iWALK
movement going and to help promote health and physical activity in our
community. St. Joseph Health will maintain the IWALK website and update
it with new health, walking and physical activity opportunities in the
community for employers, families and community members. Save the date
for the 2017 IWALK employer and community challenge running from June
12th - August 18th. Use St. Joseph Health’s Live Healthy Wine Country
portal offering a central platform for the web-based delivery of the iWALK
challenge as well as other challenges throughout the year. Visit
LiveHealthyWineCountry.com for more information. Want to participate for FREE?
Click here for printable trackers and e-newsletter registration.
iWALK was Health Action's first Initiative. Health Action is a partnership
of community leaders and organizations who are committed to improving
health and health care for all Sonoma County residents with the goal of
being the healthiest county in California by 2020. Health Action works
collaboratively to develop and implement local approaches to promote the
health of our community and improve the health care delivery system.
With iWALK Health Action & St. Joseph Health hope to . . .
- Inspire people all over the county and surrounding regions to begin walking
regularly to improve their health.
- Inspire people to participate in local healthy events and join walking
groups or form new ones with friends, neighbors or co-workers.
- Increase the number of walking groups in Sonoma County.
- Provide employers and schools with resources and toolkits to help promote
walking and physical activity.
- Make Sonoma County communities more “walkable”
For more information about Health Action, see
Portions of this website were adapted from the following programs: Healthy
Shasta (Shasta County, CA) and Simple Steps (developed by the Dakota County
Public Health Department, MN)