The Iowa Department of Public Health has funding for children in need of hearing aids and/or audiological services for fiscal year 2019-2020 (funding was made possible through an appropriation by the Legislature during the last session). Claims will be processed on a first come, first serve basis – please assist families in completing the paperwork to apply for funds. Visit the website for complete details.
New county data snapshots from Iowa Kids Count take a deeper dive into the data, which outline 20 indicators of child and family health and well-being in every Iowa county. Our aim is to provide policymakers, educators, advocates, practitioners and engaged Iowans with the tools to make informed decisions around child and family issues.
The U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 5-year Estimates (2012-2016) has issued data regarding the perecnt of households with children under age 6 with all parents in the workforce as well as the percent of households with children ages 6 -17 with all parents in the household in the labor force.
Below is a spreadsheet for each county.
2-1-1 Counts is a web-based tool to provide real-time, searchable, and visual presentations of data about community-specific needs of vulnerable populations. 2-1-1 Counts displays a count of 2-1-1 callers’ most pressing needs in usable form and reports data at the ZIP code, region, or call center level as recently as yesterday. 2-1-1 Counts enables users to check trends, make comparisons, and share information.
2-1-1 Counts enriches the dialogue in communities – especially among leaders – by calling attention to a wide range of factors that compromise the health and well-being of poor individuals and families.
Click here to see the most pressing needs in your community.
Below are the new federal poverty guidelines.