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Healthy Opportunities for Parents to Experience Success - Healthy Families Iowa HOPES-HFI

Infant Boy and Girl

Healthy Opportunities for Parents to Experience Success - Healthy Families Iowa (HOPES-HFI) follows the national Healthy Families America evidence-based program model. This program provides family support through home visiting for families that begin during pregnancy or at the birth of a child and can continue for up to 4 years of the child's age.

Program Goals:

  • Promote optimal child health and development.
  • Improve family coping skills and functioning.
  • Promote positive parenting and family interaction.
  • Prevent child abuse and neglect, as well as infant mortality and morbidity.

HOPES-HFI programs are available in nine Iowa counties: Black Hawk, Polk, Woodbury, Scott, Muscatine, Hamilton, Clinton, Buchanan, and Lee. All 12 programs providing HOPES-HFI services with state grant funds in these nine counties have been awarded national accreditation by Healthy Families America. For more program specific information go to (link to map).