Central Iowa's success begins with our health and well-being.
Too often, policies and systems create barriers for people to access what they need to live healthy lives and fully contribute in our communities. Social and economic conditions especially influence a family's well-being and can having lasting, multi-generational impacts.
By working collaboratively to rethink our systems and targeting our attention and resources to underinvested areas, we can create equitable opportunities for people to thrive.
Mid-Iowa Health Foundation cultivates stakeholder engagement to address the social determinants of health. We connect a community-informed and data-driven understanding of health with new approaches and decision-making opportunities. We value working alongside our grantees to respond to emerging needs, share key learnings, elevate their successes, and inform future investments.How We Work
Central Iowans are leading long-lasting changes in our systems and communities to support lifelong health and well-being. We are proud to partner in this work.
A New Approach to Supporting Youth in Juvenile Detention
Teenagers in jumpsuits lying on yoga mats, their eyes closed, their bodies still. This is the image Megan Hoxhalli describes as remarkable for juvenile detention, a place where youth arrive shaken, dysregulated, and scared about their future.
Promoting the power of connections to inspire creative approaches for improving community health.