A new infographic by United Way of Central Iowa  released this week showcases the importance of focusing on health where central Iowans live, learn, work, and play. 

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About Central Iowa's Health


The Well-Being Index measures five factors that influence health: physical, social, community, financial, and purpose. All 5 areas are important to increasing well-being. For example, those thriving in only physical health versus all five areas miss 68 percent more work due to poor health, are 26% less likely to bounce back after hardship, are 30% less likely to volunteer in their community, and cost $443,000 in productivity loss per 1,000 employees.

Central Iowa’s community Goal for 2020 is to increase the Gallup-Sharecare Well-Being Index score to 64.5. Central Iowa is currently at 63.8, ranking 23 out of 189 U.S. metropolitan regions. Central Iowa has made gains in physical well-being but its social well-being score has held steady.

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Erin Drinnin

About The Author: Erin Drinnin

Erin Drinnin is United Way's Community Impact Officer for Health.