Iowa’s 1st Five Healthy Mental Development Initiative builds partnerships between physician practices and public service providers to enhance high quality well-child care. 1st Five promotes the use of developmental tools that support healthy mental development for young children during the first five years.


Information about no-cost or low-cost insurance for your children on the hawk-i insurance website.


For information about the I-Smile program.


For information about the Special supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC).

The Iowa Department of Human Services is the primary agency for financial assistance, child care assistance, information concerning public health insurance options, and child abuse reporting.

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) site gives lots of information on how smoking effects the health of children and babies.

For information on how to quit smoking, effects of smoking, and Quit Smoking Blog.

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