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Hope and Opportunity in Many Environments (HOME)


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We care about the people who use services for behavioral health, disability or aging. Just as important are the families and loved ones serving in caregiving roles. 

As experts in your role, we need your help. 


Community-Based Services Overview

Hope and Opportunity in Many Environments (HOME) is a project in Iowa that is working to improve and ensure that everyone has access to high-quality behavioral health, disability and aging services in their communities.

To achieve this, the Iowa Department of Health and Human Services (Iowa HHS) collaborated with partners at Mathematica and The Harkin Institute. They conducted an evaluation of community-based services and published a final evaluation report in early 2023. The report provides recommendations on how Iowa can improve these services.

Based on those recommendations, the team created a transformation plan to guide the next steps and implement the suggested improvements.

You can help shape the future of this project by sharing your thoughts and ideas through virtual and in-person community feedback opportunities.

Here's how you can get involved with HOME:

  • Visit the Getting Involved webpage to learn about upcoming feedback sessions and express your interest in being involved.
  • Stay updated by checking this website regularly, as well as Iowa Medicaid's Twitter and Facebook pages. They share progress updates, milestones, resources, upcoming activities, and more.
  • You can also find information about upcoming activities on the Iowa HHS public calendar.
  • If you have any questions, you can contact the Mathematica-Harkin team at this email