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Cultivating Change: How the HealthConnect Fellowship lifted a network of advocates to improve children's health in central Iowa

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Shifting the Lens: How The ACE Study sparked action to collectively improve our community's health

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Human Trafficking Awareness for Youth

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Mental and Sexual Health Education for Youth

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Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program

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Leading system change, even in times of uncertainty

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Jul 22, 2020
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We all can do better for Iowa’s children and families

System change
Nov 27, 2019
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A fellow's perspective: Getting to do the work we should be doing

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Nov 25, 2019
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A call to action for Latinx youth

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Connecting systems, connecting families

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The power is in the partnership

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Latinx youth mental health: Resiliency and its limitations

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What do youth who are homeless need? And how far am I willing to go to help?

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Central Iowa youth drive change for better health

uVoice high school students commit to learning about and addressing issues, including vaping and racial justice, in central Iowa.

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The Dream Cube: Art for Social Impact

The Dream Cube, a monolithic structure constructed of pillows piled 8-feet high, popped up in downtown Des Moines late last fall. The provocative piece sparked conversations about the potential of our youth—if they have a safe place to dream.

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How Youth Are Driving Community Efforts to End Homelessness

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.

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A New Approach to Supporting Youth in Juvenile Detention

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.

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