News & Updates2017-12-22T14:48:29+00:00

World No Tobacco Day May 31, 2022

World No Tobacco Day will be held on May 31, 2022. WHO (World Health Organization) has announced the 2022 global campaign for World No Tobacco Day theme is Tobacco is a threat to our environment. Throughout its life cycle, tobacco pollutes the planet and damages the health of all people. Tobacco kills over 8 million people every year and [...]

May 24th, 2022|Behavioral Health and Treatment Services|

Iowa Family Support Network’s May Home Visiting Hero

Maternal Infant Early Childhood Home Visit Program: A Healthy Families America Affiliate (MIECHV HFA) Program Manager, Sue Wolver, shared some fantastic news. In the Iowa Family Support Network newsletter for the month of May, they picked our very own Robin Simmons as the Home Visiting Hero. Robin has worked as a MIECHV HFA Worker for nearly 9 years. She [...]

May 4th, 2022|Agency News, Family Support Services|

FDA-Synthetic Nicotine Sieda Tobacco Prevention News

Thanks to Congress the FDA now has the authority to regulate products made with synthetic nicotine as tobacco products and President Biden signed the bill into law. This is an important step in keeping our youth safe as it closes a loophole in federal law. Specifically, E-cigarette companies have been exploiting this to escape regulation and continue selling flavored [...]

May 2nd, 2022|Behavioral Health and Treatment Services|

Liz Fairchild Named Iowa Head Start Association Administrator of the Year

Sieda Community Action recently announced Liz Fairchild, Sieda Child Development Unit Director, was named the Iowa Head Start Association Administrator of the Year for the 2021-2022 program year. The award is presented to one Iowa leader in a Head Start program who has made special contributions to the success of children and families served by Head Start. “I had [...]

April 26th, 2022|Family Support Services|

Sieda Service Awards

Sieda Community Action acknowledged seventeen staff members with awards denoting years of service. Sieda would like to mention the staff members employed at Sieda for 30 years, 25 years, 15 years, 10 years, and 5 years. We are thankful for their many years of hard work and service to our counties. Brian stated, *I'm always very proud to present the Annual Years of [...]

April 19th, 2022|Agency News|

Alcohol Awareness Month

April is National Alcohol Awareness Month and an opportunity to raise awareness of alcohol abuse and encourage Iowans to make healthy, safe choices.  Alcohol is the most frequently used substance in Iowa. Alcohol use in the past 30 days is higher for Iowans compared to the national rate. From 2008 to 2019, the rate of alcohol-involved deaths increased by [...]

April 18th, 2022|Behavioral Health and Treatment Services|

Lora Condra Honored as Iowa Head Start Association Teacher of the Year

Sieda Community Action is proud to announce Lora Condra, Sieda Head Start Teacher, was named the Iowa Head Start Association Teacher of the Year for the 2021-2022 program year. The award is presented to one Iowa teacher in a Head Start classroom who provides a meaningful and positive impact on children and families served by Head Start. “Lora is [...]

April 14th, 2022|Agency News, Child Development|

National Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month.  This year’s theme is “Thriving Children and Families: Prevention With Purpose”.  All families need help sometimes.  Thriving families depend on strong support systems which can come from family, friends, neighbors, and other people in the community.  By providing families with equal opportunities and access to the support they need, we can help [...]

Take Down Tobacco

Take Down Tobacco is a project of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. This year the Take Down Tobacco National Day of Action will happen on April 1, 2022. Youth activists, educators, parents, health advocates, and concerned citizens come together to organize events that raise awareness as they work to achieve the first tobacco-free generation. Events-Activities: Raise awareness of tobacco [...]

March 31st, 2022|Behavioral Health and Treatment Services|
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