EveryStep Community Health 

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EveryStep's Community Health program offers multiple types of wellness services to keep Iowans and their workplaces healthy. Whether you need to schedule an on-site flu-shot clinic at your workplace or offer wellness/biometric screenings for your employees, EveryStep Community Health (formerly VNS of Iowa Wellness) is here to help you.

Healthy Employees Equal a Healthy Bottom Line

Investing in the health and well-being of your employees reduces healthcare costs, improves productivity, and makes businesses stronger.

The experts at EveryStep Community Health can help you assess, maintain, and improve the health of your employees with biometric screenings, immunizations, education, and more.

With on-site services, flexible scheduling, and various billing options, we provide a convenient and cost-effective way for you to offer important health services to your employees.

Proceeds from our wellness services benefit other programs offered through EveryStep — programs that support vulnerable populations, including more than 65,000 children, families, and seniors each year.

Flu Vaccination Clinics

You can trust EveryStep's experienced team to make your site's flu shot clinic easy to manage and easy to process. We offer the following:

  • Online registration for employers.
  • Educational materials to increase employee participation.
  • Qualified, experienced, and friendly nurses to administer flu vaccinations.
  • Submission of all insurance claims on your behalf.
  • Competitive pricing.
  • Flexible scheduling to accommodate multiple sites and times.
  • Various billing options available.
  • Other immunization services available upon request.

Plus, proceeds from EveryStep's flu clinics support our vital, non-profit programs that serve over 65,000 women, children, families, and seniors every year.

Schedule a Flu Shot Clinic.

Wellness/Biometric Screenings

Wellness screenings are conducted at your workplace to allow employees to become aware of their risk factors for chronic health conditions such as diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and cardiovascular disease. This assessment is beneficial in many ways for both the individual and the company. 

Participants receive a comprehensive review of their personal health status, including the following measurements:

  • Blood pressure
  • Height/weight
  • BMI/body fat
  • Fingerstick-lipid profile and glucose level
  • Venipuncture-25 component chemistry panel and complete blood count

To schedule an on-site health or wellness clinic at your business call 515-558-9993 or email communityhealth@everystep.org.

What Sets Us Apart

EveryStep Community Health offers a comprehensive screening tool set, including an online health risk assessment, customizable onsite events with online biometric screenings, and a variety of remote options. EveryStep's online health risk assessment (HRA) guides participants through every step of the screening process, including registration, health risk assessment, easy-to-read results, and targeted education.

Employee Value

Employee participants can access program information, receive reminders, and sign up for a screening time and location that is convenient to them. After the screening, employees can take a variety of follow-up actions based on their results, including incentives tracking, targeted educational resources, health coaching, and a follow-up form they can take to their doctor.

Employer Value

EveryStep provides reports that offer detailed insights into overall employee health, helping organizations structure future programs that appropriately address identified risks, leading to improved employee health and reduced costs.

Preventative Health Services

EveryStep offers a broad range of services provided by nurses at corporate or community sites for clinical and educational needs. Services include TB skin testing, Hepatitis and Pertussis vaccinations, blood pressure screenings, Childcare Nurse Consultation, Intake Nursing Assessments, and informational education on multiple health topics. Call 515-558-9993 for more information.

5-2-1-0 Program

5-2-1-0 is an approach used by child-serving organizations to promote healthy habits throughout central Iowa. We invite individuals and organizations to join us in creating healthy places for children and families to live, learn, and play!

 

Who we serve:

  • Child care facilities
  • Preschool to 12th grade school buildings and districts
  • Before and after school programs
  • Community partners

How does 5-2-1-0 work?

5-2-1-0 partners with sites to implement evidence-based strategies to promote healthy habits. Sites analyze current needs and create individualized action plans to help make the healthy choice the easy choice through education and systems change.  

What can we do?

Support is provided to sites through trainings, technical assistance, resources, and community partnerships. Contact the Community Health 5-2-1-0 Coordinator for Polk, Warren, and Dallas counties by email at 5210@everystep.org.

Click here for an intro to 5-2-1-0 or learn more about the program by visiting www.unitedwaydm.org/5210dsm.