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Bureau of Family Health

What We Do

The Bureau of Family Health promotes the health of Iowa families by providing resources for health care services through public and private collaborative efforts. We advocate for services that are family-centered, community-based, and culturally sensitive. Through these efforts, community entities are empowered to develop local health care systems that meet present and future health needs.

Family Health Poster

Title V Maternal and Child Health Needs Assessment

For the FFY2016 Title V Block Grant application, staff from the Bureau of Family Health, the Oral Health Center and Child Health Specialty Clinics  conducted a 5-year needs assessment.

The Title V block grant is underwent a transformation to reduce burden, maintain flexibility and improve accountability. As a result, all states receiving Title V funding will be selected from a set of performance measures developed by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau at HRSA.

More information about the Needs Assessment process can be found here.

Toll Free Telephone Lines

The Bureau supports three toll free telephone lines providing information and referral services. They are:

  • Provider Services Line - 1-800-383-3826 (used by local contract agencies, physicians and other private providers, and consumers)
  • Healthy Families Line - 1-800-369-2229 (provides information on maternal, child and family planning services)
  • TEEN Line - 1-800-443-8336 (provides health information and referral to local resources for adolescents)

You may "Contact Us" to submit questions online.