Children & Families of Iowa

Award / $36,450

Priority / Health for the Underserved

Location / Des Moines, IA Polk, Webster, Clarke counties of focus

Grant Summary:

Children & Families of Iowa (CFI) respectfully requests a partnership with the Telligen Community Initiative to provide mental health services to rural Iowan communities through the use of telehealth, under the Telligen Community Initiative’s priority of health access for the underserved. With this service, rural Iowans can travel to CFI’s Fort Dodge and Osceola facilities to video-conference with psychiatrists located at CFI’s Des Moines Family Service Center. Clients are accompanied by certified mental health nurses during these sessions.