SIOUX CITY, IOWA – The Morningside College Nylen School of Nursing and the Sioux City NAACP are partnering to host a free health and wellness event. The Celebrating Heritage with Health Promotion and Wellness event will be held on Sunday, June 9, from 2-5:30 p.m. at the Sanford Community Center.

Recently, the Iowa Citizen Action Network as part of Health Care for America Now released a report showing the need within communities of color for broader access to regular health services, more treatment options, and higher-quality care. This event is designed as a step to address those disparities through awareness, education, and options.

“Every individual has unique factors that can greatly impact their overall health and wellness,” said Jackie Barber, Dean of the Morningside College Nylen School of Nursing. “Our goal with this event is bringing the community together to talk about risks, environmental factors, lifestyle choices, and other elements that can impact health, as well as the unique ways each person can address those factors in their life.”

The event will kick off at 2 p.m. with a health and wellness presentation taking place at 2:30 p.m.. Free screenings, health and wellness tips, and information on important health-related topics will be offered throughout the event. 

The Celebrating Heritage with Health Promotion and Wellness event is free and open to the public. Please let the planning team know you plan to attend by contacting Jackie Barber at 712-274-5297 or