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Do you have an idea that would remove a barrier or foster equitable opportunities for children and families in Greater Des Moines to thrive?

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HealthConnect Innovation Grants are Mid-Iowa Health Foundation’s commitment to illuminate and address the systemic barriers to children’s health in a way that is equitable and long-lasting. We aim to foster nurturing relationships, safe and stable environments, and supportive communities for all children to grow up healthy.

Before You Apply

We want to hear your idea for improving the health and well-being of central Iowa’s children. Before starting an application, please review the items below. Then reach out to us to discuss your idea.

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Bravo Greater Des Moines

Arts and Social Impact Pilot Project

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Blank Children's Hospital

CAMHI4Kids Coalition Funding Analysis

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Coalition for Family & Children's Services in Iowa

Change Leadership: Engaging Thought Leaders and Leadership Teams to Prepare for Family First

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AMOS Institute of Public Life

Civic Academy

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Primary Health Care, Inc.

Community Health Workers as a Centralized Intake for DMPS Children and Families with SDOH Barriers

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Please Pass the Love

Comprehensive School Mental Health

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Polk County Continuum of Care

Ending Youth Homelessness Plan Staffing

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Young Women's Resource Center

Exploring Racial Trauma & Pursuing Racial Equity

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Genesis Youth Foundation

Holistic Parental Engagement in Central Iowa African Community Create an Empowerment Ecosystem

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Iowa ACEs 360

Iowa ACEs 360 Initiatives

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Iowa Public Radio

Iowa Public Radio Health Reporter

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Iowa Center for Children's Justice

Mitigating the Adverse Effects of Divorce and Custody Conflicts on Children

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NAMI Iowa

NAMI Provider: Hope as Healthcare

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Pandemic Emergency Grants

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MercyOne

Pediatric Community Health Worker

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Planned Parenthood of the Heartland

Peer Education Community Input Project

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Science Center of Iowa

Science Behind the News: Viruses Exhibition and Educational Programming

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Al Exito

The Latinx Project

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Polk County Housing Trust Fund

Undesign the Redline

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Community Youth Concepts

uVoice Youth Philanthropy Board

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Urban Dreams

Barbershop Books

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Blank Children's Hospital

CAMHI4Kids Coalition Funding Analysis

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Coalition for Family & Children's Services in Iowa

Change Leadership: Engaging Thought Leaders and Leadership Teams to prepare for Family First

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Healthy Birth Day, Inc.

Decreasing toxic stress by linking stillbirth prevention efforts and protective efforts

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Polk County Continuum of Care

Ending Youth Homelessness Plan Staffing

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Young Women's Resource Center

Exploring Racial Trauma & Pursuing Racial Equity

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Al Exito

HealthConnect Fellowship

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Blank Children's Hospital

HealthConnect Fellowship

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Common Good Iowa

HealthConnect Fellowship

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Eat Greater Des Moines

HealthConnect Fellowship

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EveryStep

HealthConnect Fellowship

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Healthy Homes Des Moines

HealthConnect Fellowship

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Healthy Birth Day, Inc.

HealthConnect Fellowship

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Iowa ACEs 360

HealthConnect Fellowship

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Iowa Coalition for Collective Change

HealthConnect Fellowship

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Iowa Public Health Association

HealthConnect Fellowship

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Al Exito

HealthConnect Fellowship

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Polk County Continuum of Care

HealthConnect Fellowship

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Primary Health Care, Inc.

HealthConnect Fellowship

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