The success of our community begins with our kids.
Too often, the policies and systems our society creates make it difficult for children and families to thrive. Without the building blocks for healthy development, our children will struggle throughout their lives.
By working collaboratively to rethink our systems and targeting our attention and resources on underinvested areas, we can create equitable opportunities for lifelong health and well-being.
Mid-Iowa Health Foundation strives to cultivate opportunities that are driven by the needs of those most impacted. We bring diverse stakeholders together to address complex challenges for health. 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 community so that all children can thrive. 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 children’s health.