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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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7 lessons learned about systems change work

System change
Sep 9, 2021
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The Foundation's role in the HealthConnect Fellowship

Funder practices
Sep 8, 2021
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Go ahead: Brag a little

Leadership
Aug 5, 2021
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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

Action planning
Feb 22, 2021
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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

System change
Nov 24, 2020
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3 questions to reshape your policy agenda

Advocacy
Oct 30, 2020
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What you should know about homelessness in central Iowa during the pandemic

Community response
Oct 26, 2020
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Leading system change, even in times of uncertainty

System change
Jul 22, 2020
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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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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
May 6, 2020
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11 best practices for working from home during COVID-19

Leadership
Apr 8, 2020
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5 things you must know about migrant farmworkers in Iowa

Community response
Mar 30, 2020
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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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How we can increase everyone's access to quality foods

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How my advocacy work became personal

Advocacy
Jan 6, 2020
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Your town might keep you from meeting your New Year's resolution

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The best professional advice I have ever received

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Exploring a new use for the Count the Kicks app through fellow connections

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A fellow's perspective: Getting to do the work we should be doing

System change
Nov 25, 2019
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18 HealthConnect Fellows to advance system changes to improve children’s health

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One voice for a children’s mental health system

System change
Nov 15, 2019
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Cultivating Change: How the HealthConnect Fellowship lifted a network of advocates to improve children's health

System change
Nov 15, 2019
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Persistence for quality health care

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A call to action for Latinx youth

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Putting the pieces together for children to learn

Partnerships
Nov 9, 2019
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Housing code for healthier lives

Advocacy
Nov 7, 2019
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Connecting systems, connecting families

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Transforming practices to prevent trauma before birth

System change
Oct 31, 2019
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Six insights from listening to health advocates' stores

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In a battle too important to lose, the journey of being an influential leader continues

Action planning
Aug 23, 2019
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Decolonizing every table

System change
Jul 31, 2019
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The power is in the partnership

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Medicaid makes a difference

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The look of our community is still impacted by decades old policy choices

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If we're going to reduce trauma and family stress, we have to start at the very beginning

Foundation grants
Jul 31, 2019
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What does opportunity look like for Iowa children (and are we doing the right things help them thrive)?

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Mobilizing the political will to develop a children's mental health system in Iowa

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The power of positive stressors

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Together, inching closer to a tipping point on children's issues

Advocacy
May 22, 2018
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Housing policy is health policy (and education policy, and economic policy...)

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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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Mid-Iowa Health Foundation announces new strategic initiative

Foundation news
Oct 23, 2017
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Champions for Change: A Collective Commitment to Children's Health

Outcomes from Mid-Iowa Health Foundation's HealthConnect Fellowship, October 2019-June 2021

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Elevating the Latinx Community

How nonprofit leaders brought attention to the Latinx community and built new systems of support during the pandemic

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