What is iWALK?

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About iWALK

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iWALK is an initiative to get our community physically active through maintaing a central platform of healthy resources and hosting an annual challenge. 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.Resources availalbe on this site include: employer wellness program tool-kits, a healthy events calendar, challenges, trail maps and connections to programs for kids.

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. Participate for free by signing up for the challenge weekly newsletter and printing the tracker available in both Engligh and Spanish. St. Joseph Health’s Live Healthy portal for 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 www.sonomahealthaction.org.


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)