What is 1st Five?
Iowa’s 1st Five Healthy Mental Development Initiative builds partnerships between physicians and public service providers to give high quality well-child care. 1st Five promotes tools that support healthy mental development for young children during the first five years.
OVERVIEW OF 1ST FIVE PROGRAM
1st Five is a healthy mental development initiative that partners with primary care providers and public health providers. 1st Five provides care coordination services to families to assist them in meeting their needs on a variety of levels. Referrals come to us from providers who identify developmental concerns. 1st Five is a program through the Iowa Department of Public Health and has been funded since 2006.