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Iowa ACEs Action (IA)

Iowa ACEs Action connects individuals and communities across Iowa who are reducing adverse childhood experiences and the impact of toxic stress. This collaborative online community serves as the venue for sharing resources and best practices, and for launching discussion and open communication across all regions of our state.

Blog posts -- Legislation & Policies

Iowa Advances Children's Mental Health System

Last week, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds signed HF 690 to establish a children's mental health system in our state. After decades of advocacy, the importance of this legislation cannot be understated. While much more is needed, this is a major step forward for Iowa's children and their families and caregivers. Visit the link below for a full article from The Gazette. ...

Iowa ACEs Coalition Continues to Advance Policy

The Iowa ACEs Policy Coalition continued its legislative advocacy this week at the Iowa Capitol. As elected officials shift their focus to the appropriations process, advocates emphasized the importance of two key priorities that will be addressed through funding legislation: Statewide expansion of the 1st Five Healthy Development Initiative Advancement of the Mental Health Workgroup's recommendations More than 25 advocates joined small group meetings with key legislative leaders on these...

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