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IOWA IDEAS 2019
OCTOBER 3-4 CEDAR RAPIDS

To provide a nonpartisan, statewide learning experience

designed to explore the key questions and big ideas that will shape the future of Iowa.

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CONFERENCE RECAP

STD rates in Iowa are alarming health care officials

Two hundred ninety-six percent....

The bigger view on children’s mental health in Iowa

Editor's note: Iowans' Ideas is a guest column featuring the views of different Iowans each edition of Iowa Ideas magazine. T...

How Iowa can address the opioid epidemic

Editor's note: Iowans' Ideas is a guest column featuring the views of different Iowans each edition of Iowa Ideas magazine. T...

Iowa Ideas

Experts: Overcome mental health stigma by talking and listening

CEDAR RAPIDS - Stigma surrounds mental health because nobody is taught how to handle sadness and pain and the resources are d...

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Iowa still considering third Medicaid manager

CEDAR RAPIDS - Iowa's Medicaid system made a fairly smooth transition to a new managed care organization in part because stat...

Health care costs weigh on Iowa's young professionals as they look to start their careers

CEDAR RAPIDS - After Molly Monk, 25-year-old NewBoCo assistant director of development, began fainting up to 10 times a day, ...

How ‘access centers’ plan to take on Iowa’s mental health crisis

Steven Miller was 19 when he 'started getting really sick.' But for years before that, he'd had a sense that something would ...

Big-pharma drug pricing hurts Iowa's smallest pharmacies. Here's what they're doing about it.

In many ways, a pharmacist serves as a front-line health care provider....

This rural Iowa school district is hiring licensed therapists to support students’ mental health

On one of the last afternoons of the school year, five women sat around a table in an Amana Elementary classroom, trading tip...

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