Wellness in the Community
Making strategic investments in our communities to remove the barriers to healthy lifestyles can improve our public health and control health care costs over the long term. Senator Harkin has worked to help communities achieve that goal by:
- Providing grants for community initiatives that support more walk able communities, healthier schools and increased access to nutritious foods in safe environments.
- Extending wellness and prevention benefits to Iowa seniors without cost-sharing or deductibles.
- Incentivizing workplace wellness programs, which have been proven to reduce absenteeism and boost productivity.
- Doubling funding for Community Health Centers, which provide quality care to underserved populations.