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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.

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…

Answers to Your Philanthropy Questions

Have a question about foundations, philanthropy, or fundraising? The Foundation Center has a whole library at your disposal, as well as an online librarian who can help you find your…

A Head Start

The early years, ages birth to five, are critical years for a child’s social, emotional, and cognitive development. The Early Childhood Development section of The State of America’s Children 2010…

Report Shows Iowa High Rates of Alcohol Abuse, Dependence

In a report from SAMHSA shows state-by-state analyses of substance abuse and mental illness. The report shows that Iowa has one of the nation’s highest levels of people who were…

Charities Say Government Is Ignoring Them in Crisis

Concerned that policy makers do not understand how much the recession has hurt the nation’s nonprofits, leaders representing thousands of organizations across the country have signed an appeal that calls…