Iowa Healthiest State Initiative

Award / $50,000

Priority / Health Innovation

Location / Des Moines, IA Statewide Focus

Grant Summary:

The AmeriCorps Community Health Program is a partnership between Drake University and Healthiest State Initiative to encourage rural towns across Iowa to commit to adopting practices that will improve the community’s overall health and well-being. AmeriCorps members will serve as liaisons between Healthiest State Initiative and local schools, businesses and community organizations to disseminate information and provide training, education and assessment workshops. The funds will provide financial support for the identified gaps within each of the 10 host sites.