Restoring School Funding Tool Kit

Information and links you can use to restore vetoed funding for Iowa’s community schools.

New tool assesses wellbeing

Iowa’s Healthiest State Initiative now offers a free assessment tool that allows Iowa businesses, schools and communities to measure and study their overall well-being. The tool assesses physical activity and nutrition, but also tobacco and substance abuse, dental health, community engagement and emotional health. Upon completion of the assessment, the school, workplace or community will […]

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App provides substance use information, resources

The Iowa Department of Public Health has released a new mobile app to provide substance use information. The Screening, Brief Intervention & Referral to Treatment app allows you to quickly self-screen for risky or hazardous alcohol or drug use, provides health information, connects you with resources and makes referrals for treatment. Studies show that people […]

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School-based oral health services available

Oral health is important for a child’s overall health and school readiness. Tooth decay affects a child’s ability to learn, speak, eat and sleep, according to the Iowa Department of Public Health. Dental sealants are a simple, cost-effective and painless way to prevent decay. The I-Smile™@School program provides free dental sealants, oral screenings and fluoride […]

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Restoring School Funding Tool Kit

Information and links you can use to restore vetoed funding for Iowa’s community schools.

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Halfway there on relief for suffering Iowans

Iowans living with debilitating conditions are now halfway to having access to new medical options. In 2014, the Iowa Legislature overwhelmingly approved a limited law making it legal to possess medical cannabis oil. However, no Iowan was helped by that law because there is no legal way to obtain the oil in Iowa. This year, […]

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Mental health treatment must be available to Iowans

Public safety and medical professionals say Iowa has a mental health crisis. Legislators have been tackling that problem by improving the way mental health services are provided in our state. This year, we took steps to: Make more emergency psychiatric beds available (SF 401). Create a psychiatric bed tracking system so that medical professionals and […]

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Older Posts:

  • Deadline approaching to reverse governor’s vetoes
  • Danielson: Tuition hike likely because of steps taken by legislative Republicans and Governor Branstad
  • Ensuring top-notch health care for vulnerable Iowans
  • Which legislators will abandon bipartisan compromise to increase local school funding?
  • Current list of received requests for a special session to overturn education, mental health vetoes
  • Iowa Women in Agriculture Annual Conference
  • Call issued for special session to restore education, mental health care compromises
  • Help count wild turkeys
  • Grants available to rural fire departments
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