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The health of our communities goes beyond Children & Families of Iowa. Here is a place to find important news about the work CFI does and issues affecting the families and children served.

Media Inquiries

For media inquiries, please contact Amy Stapp-Arpy at 515-697-7921.

October declared as Estate Planning Awareness Month

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds recently declared October as Estate Planning Awareness Month. See how your estate plan can make a difference for future generations: 

The Living Wage Calculator

How much does it really cost to live in your area? This Living Wage Calculator estimates the cost of living in your community or region. The calculator lists typical expenses,…

National Report Finds One-in-Five Americans Experienced Mental Illness in the Past Year

A new national report reveals that 45.9 million American adults aged 18 or older, or 20 percent of this age group, experienced mental illness in the past year. The rate…

One in Seven Americans Live in Poverty

The Census Bureau says that about 43.6 million people, or one in seven, were in poverty last year. That’s up from 39.8 million, or 13.2 percent, in 2008. Read More…

National Survey Reveals Increases in Substance Abuse Use from 2008-2009

The use of illicit drugs among Americans increased between 2008 and 2009 according to a national survey conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

International Literacy Day

International Literacy Day, traditionally observed annually on September 8, focuses attention on worldwide literacy needs. More than 780 million of the world’s adults (nearly two-thirds of whom are women) do…