Foundation News

Read the latest updates on the Foundation’s investments and partnerships in the community. For media inquiries, please contact Sarah Welch.

Dream Cube art installation calls on Greater Des Moines to respond to youth homelessness

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Mid-Iowa Health Foundation awards $120,000 in grants to respond to COVID-19

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18 HealthConnect Fellows to advance system changes to improve children’s health

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Mid-Iowa Health Foundation announces new strategic initiative

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Strengthening our community’s health has been the primary focus of the Mid-Iowa Health Foundation since we began in 1984.

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Planning from strength: questions to ask your team

Advocacy
4/26/21
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Preparing yourself to center the voices of those impacted by issues

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Vision vs. Tactics: How we can achieve the change we want to see

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System-change achievements advocates are making for central Iowa’s kids

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How we can begin to find peace in 2021

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Disconnection matters

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3 questions to reshape your policy agenda

Advocacy
10/30/20
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What you should know about homelessness in central Iowa during the pandemic

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Leading system change, even in times of uncertainty

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We must all do our part to be anti-racist

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Lessons in preventing burnout

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5 barriers pregnant women in poverty face in getting the care they need

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What I've learned about system-change work during this time of crisis

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What the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us about system change

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We have the resources to build a better food system here in Iowa

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What we should do about COVID-19 racial disparities in Iowa

Advocacy
5/6/20
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11 best practices for working from home during COVID-19

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5 things you must know about migrant farmworkers in Iowa

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4 ways to understand weight stigma and promote a healthier community

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5 lessons learned in building the village of support for early-grade reading

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