Community Resources

Community Resources
Locally Grown Food

Heatlhy Shopping tips for the Grocery Store. Watch some short video clips on what to look for in each isle, how to read labels and what products help improve overall health. You can also print a quick tips sheet to take shopping!

People needing help with food can visit the following food pantries:
Manson VFW building,
Lake City’s Woodlawn Christian Church
Family Development Center in Rockwell City

Summer Food Program. The Iowa Dept. of Education has an interactive map that shows all the sites where any child under 18 can go for a free summer meal. You do not have to sign anything or show identification. You do not have to live near-by or even in the same county. The map gives contact information so you can find out serving times and dates.

Flooding Information:
Flood preparedness checklist for businesses
What to do if your well floods

Foodborne illness videos

Do you think you have a foodborne illness? Report by calling 844-iowasic Iowa-foodborne-illness-hotline

Iowa Hospitals
The Iowa Hospital Association has announced the launch of a new website aimed at providing Iowans with information about hospitals and health care in the state. The Iowa Hospital Facts website is a portal to state and national health care websites where Iowans can connect to data and information about the cost, quality, safety and value of their hospitals. The web portal links to information about quality and patient safety data, hospital economic impact data, community benefit information, job listings for Iowa hospitals, and other pertinent information. is hosted by the University of Iowa Library and contains a lot of information about medical services available in each county in Iowa. You can search by location or service topic easily.

Calhoun County Public Health is a Supporter of the Physical Activity Guidelines for America. The 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans are first –ever comprehensive guidelines published by the federal government. Being physically active is one of the most important things we can do to improve our health. Physical activity is linked with many positive health benefits, including lowering risk of early death & a number of chronic diseases & conditions. Some physical activity is better than none! Adults who participate in any amount of physical activity gain some health benefits. For substantial health benefits adults should do at least 150 minutes/week of moderate or 75 minutes/week of vigorous-intensity physical activity. Physical activity does not have to be hard. Pick activities that you like to do. Team up with a friend to stay motivated and be more fun. Get Started and Be Active Your Way!