The homes we live in, the places where we learn, work, and play, and the community we’re surrounded by can all significantly impact our health throughout our lifetime. For children to thrive now, and as adults, our community must address the social determinants that result in poor health and well-being outcomes.
Interconnected systems surround children and their families, impacting their well-being in complex ways. Mid-Iowa Health Foundation's HealthConnect Fellowship invests in system-change agents to build a movement toward sound policies and practices that lead to healthy communities.
HealthConnect Fellows are committed to achieving specific goals that address social issues impacting children’s and families’ health. Since the fellowship began in 2017, the Foundation has supported two cohorts, and launched a third cohort of eight fellows in April 2022.