Systems shape the social and economic conditions that determine our well-being. Often, they create barriers for people to access what they need to live healthy lives and to fully contribute in our communities.
Mid-Iowa Health Foundation elevates community-informed, data-driven efforts that address the social determinants of health.
Stories of Action
Central Iowans are leading changes in our systems and communities to support lifelong health and well-being. We are proud to partner in this work.
Amplifying Philanthropy’s Impact
Iowa funders are making shifts to center communities and advance equity.
Healthy Homes Redefines Community Collaboration
How working together to improve housing is leading to better health outcomes.
A Food is Medicine Approach to Health Care
An incentive program has provided a model for increasing access to nutritious foods and improving health outcomes.
Cultivating the Soil for Culturally Responsive Health Care
How DMU is transforming the way health sciences education is delivered
We invest in ideas — and the people who drive them — to reimagine how our systems can create the conditions for children, families, and communities to thrive.What We Fund
New connections and ideas can inspire creative approaches for improving community health.