Here we offer resources, gathered from local and national sources, on topics and system-change approaches related to the social determinants of health and improving community well-being. We hope you leave inspired to try new strategies and to build new partnerships to advance your efforts.
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We value taking time to reflect on what we learn from initiatives and to share insights with our community. Below are Foundation-sponsored reports.
This report features nearly $1 million in investments the Disaster Recovery Fund made over the 18 months to support nonprofits’ work during the pandemic.View resource
This report shares outcomes and lessons learned from the HealthConnect Fellowship initiative from October 2019-June 2021View resource
This report shares how Mid-Iowa Health Foundation created the HealthConnect fellowship, lessons learned in the process, and stories about each fellow's journey in advocating for system changes.View resource
This report shares how The ACE Study transformed Mid-Iowa Health Foundation's and its partners' work and the changes created in central Iowa organizations and systems over a decade to respond to the study's findings.View resource
By listening to our community, we can better understand the unique challenges central Iowans face and reimagine how we foster thriving communities. The HealthConnect Blog is a platform for many voices to be a part of the solutions we elevate.View Blog
As we learn with our community, Mid-Iowa Health Foundation is challenged to reflect on our role in addressing health challenges. We offer some articles that are inspiring our current practices as a funder.Funding Practices