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.
Centering People in Community Planning
Amal Barre's research and advocacy efforts address housing instability and the sense of belonging in the community.
Launching the Basic Income Pilot with Community
How UpLift's collaboration with many partners led to greater impact
Amplifying Philanthropy’s Impact
Iowa funders are making shifts to center communities and advance equity.
Insights can inspire creative approaches for improving community health.