The COVID-19 pandemic is taking a toll on our food system. Iowa families already struggling to provide food for their families are now scrambling for options. Local pantries are seeing double-digit spikes as schools remain closed and unemployment rises.
While many individuals and businesses are stepping up to support hunger relief, the system is overwhelmed with the surge in need. Meanwhile, we have an excess of healthy, edible food available that could meet this need if we commit to building that system.
How working together to improve housing is leading to better health outcomes.
An incentive program has provided a model for increasing access to nutritious foods and improving health outcomes.
How DMU is transforming the way health sciences education is delivered
A needs assessment of Oakridge Neighborhood residents is informing ways to improve health and well-being
An Iowa Doula Project is expanding community-based health care to improve Black maternal health outcomes.
How AMOS engaged hundreds of advocates to push for a children's mental health crisis response system
How support to Iowa Public Radio is building awareness of factors that influence well-being
New report highlights central Iowa Latinos contributions and disparities and elevates Latinx leaders
MercyOne's community health worker model improves outcomes for families.
Outcomes from Mid-Iowa Health Foundation's HealthConnect Fellowship, October 2019-June 2021
How nonprofit leaders brought attention to the Latinx community and built new systems of support during the pandemic
uVoice high school students commit to learning about and addressing issues, including vaping and racial justice, in central Iowa.
dsm Magazine features a unique collaboration that is engaging youth who’ve experienced homelessness in identifying new solutions to address this issue in central Iowa.
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.