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What We Do

The Bureau of Family Health promotes the health of Iowa families by providing resources for healthcare 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 healthcare systems that meet present and future health needs.

Title V Block Grant Public Input

HHS and the University of Iowa-Division of Child and Community Health (Iowa's Title V Maternal and Child Health Block Grant Administrators) are collecting input on the proposed program activities for the Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2024 Title V Block Grant application.

The survey asks for feedback on the following two documents:

Note: The online Google Form used to collect comments also contains the information provided in the document above.

The survey must be submitted by May 30, 2023.

Even if you do not have any comments regarding the proposed activities, take a moment to complete the survey stating that you had no comments. This is a way we can track and evaluate the effectiveness of web-based distribution. Please feel free to forward this to any of your distribution lists who you think would have an interest.

Thank you for your continued support to improve the lives of Iowa's mothers, children and families!


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.