Posts Tagged ‘ healthiest state ’

Branstad: Non-contract employees to earn salary increases, contribute 20 percent of health care costs

April 4, 2013
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Gov. Terry E. Branstad today released details on the FY 2014/FY 2015 salary and benefits package he has authorized for State of Iowa employees not covered by a collective bargaining agreement. The governor has approved salary increases for state non-contract employees at the same level as provided to members of the State Police Officers Council—which…

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Branstad, Reynolds to implement modernized health care program

March 4, 2013
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Healthy Iowa Plan improves access, rewards positive health by focusing on outcomes, and is sustainable Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds today unveiled the Healthy Iowa Plan that will cover all of the approximately 89,000 uninsured Iowans earning below 100 percent of federal poverty level. “The Healthy Iowa Plan is a modern health…

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Branstad issues statement on Iowa’s move into the top 10 in the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index®

February 28, 2013
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– Gov. Terry E. Branstad today issued the following statement upon learning Iowa had moved into the top 10 in the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index®. Iowa increased 0.7 points to 68.1 in overall well-being in 2012, moving from No. 16 to No. 9 in the state rankings. “I am excited about the progress we have made…

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“Our Opportunity. Our Iowa.” Gov. Terry E. Branstad delivers 2013 Condition of the State Address

January 15, 2013
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Focuses on property tax relief for all classes of property, great teaching in every classroom, better quality of life for all Iowans Gov. Terry E. Branstad today delivers his 2013 Condition of the State Address with a focused plan of action on three specific issues: Economic development and job creation, to ensure there is great…

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Branstad to Pursue State-Federal Partnership Model that Will Protect State’s Autonomy, Remains Focused on Better Care at Lower Cost in Iowa

December 14, 2012
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Gov. Terry E. Branstad today submitted a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to inform the Federal government that Iowa will avoid a costly state-based model and will instead pursue a state-federal partnership to retain autonomy over Iowa’s healthcare system and minimize costs. The State will pursue a practical path that prevents…

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Lt. Gov. Reynolds encourages students to participate in National Walk to School Day

October 2, 2012
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Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds today encouraged students to stay healthy by participating in the National Walk to School Day, in conjunction with Iowa’s Second Annual Healthiest State Intitative Walk tomorrow. “I am encouraging all students to take a simple step towards a healthier lifestyle by joining the National Walk to School Day,” said Reynolds. “Governor…

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Iowa’s Healthiest State Walk Set for October 3

August 23, 2012
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- Goals: Continue momentum, build on successful 2011 event -                DES MOINES, Iowa – August 22, 2012 – Governor Terry Branstad and Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds called on fellow Iowans to join in a one-kilometer Healthiest State Walk on Wednesday, October 3, as one part of an effort to become the healthiest state in…

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First Blue Zones Projectâ„¢ Demonstration Sites Announced as Part of Healthiest State Initiative

May 9, 2012
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Today, the first four Iowa Blue Zones Project demonstration sites were announced at a news conference in Des Moines. The Blue Zones Project is the cornerstone of the Healthiest State Initiative, a statewide effort to make Iowa the healthiest state in the nation by 2016, as measured by the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index®. The Blue Zones…

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Gov. Branstad addresses Urban Institute Education Panel in Washington, D.C.

February 24, 2012
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Gov. Terry Branstad today addressed the Urban Institute Education Panel in Washington, D.C. Gov. Branstad, who is in Washington, D.C. for National Governors Association meetings, discussed his ambitious education reform plan of action and the privately-led and publicly-endorsed Healthiest State Initiative. In the speech, Gov. Branstad said, “Our young people must be able to compete…

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WELLMARK, HEALTHWAYS AND GOVERNOR BRANSTAD LAUNCH BLUE ZONES PROJECTâ„¢ TO IMPROVE WELL-BEING OF IOWANS

September 14, 2011
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