City launches "Live Well Sioux Falls" after CDC survey
Sioux Falls is launching a community health survey after recent studies from the Center for Disease Control spotlighting the city as unhealthy in some aspects.
On Monday, the Sioux Fall Health Department launched Live Well Sioux Falls, a community health survey lasting through August 5.
The City of Sioux Falls received a Community Health Transformation Grant from the South Dakota Department of Health sparking an initiative to improve the health and well-being of the citizens of Sioux Falls.
The survey comes after a recent CDC study showed Sioux Falls as the worst for fruit and vegetable consumption in the nation and South Dakota ranking in the bottom ten states for physical activity. The CDC study also shows 12.5 percent of South Dakota teenagers are smokers.
More than 24 community partner organizations are participating in Live Well Sioux Falls. The goal of the grant and the Live Well Sioux Falls initiative is to not only improve the issues highlighted by the CDC study, but to also reduce the burden of chronic disease and enhance the quality of life in communities.