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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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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...

Opportunities for rural Iowa: A premium on health care providers

The condition of rural health in Iowa is nearing a point of crisis. Changes in payment systems and quality measures, pressure...

Iowa By the Numbers: A deeper look into vaccinations for children in Iowa

The MMR vaccine protects against measles, mumps and rubella. Some variations of the vaccine also protect against varicella, o...

Children's mental health: Young and struggling

Kirsta's son climbed down from peeking over the top of the fridge, where his cat was hiding, and accepted a plate of fish sti...

Split: research efforts and their connection to economic development

In a University of Iowa clinic in Coralville this past summer, health care providers became the first in the nation to begin ...

Mother, child and the state of maternal health care in Iowa

Cailee and Tanner Wenger live in Water's Edge, a picturesque development north of Washington, Iowa, that has residents tradin...

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