Co-Occurring Disorders

For the past several years, the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) have led state efforts related to understanding and developing services for Iowans with co-occurring mental health and substance abuse problems. These efforts have involved consumers, family members, providers, consultants, Departments' staff, and other stakeholders in forums, planning groups, and trainings. As a result, Iowa has a strong base of educated and committed individuals who are contributing in ways specific to their advocacy or agency mission to a statewide comprehensive system of care that supports people working toward personal recovery.

DHS and IDPH Joint Statement on Recovery System of Care:

"Over time, all Iowa mental health and substance abuse treatment services and all State processes that support such services will become recovery-oriented and capable of meeting the complex needs of individuals and families."



  • Magellan Behavioral Health: Contact Lori Hancock-Muck at 515-273-5053
  • Iowa Department of Public Health: Contact Kathy Stone at 515-281-4417 or Michele Tilotta at 515-281-4816