What is 1st Five?
Iowa's 1st Five Healthy Mental Development Initiative builds partnerships between physician practices and public service providers to enhance high quality well-child care. 1st Five promotes the use of developmental tools that support healthy mental development for young children during the first five years. By using a tool for all children that includes social-emotional development and family risk factors, providers are able to identify children at risk for developmental concerns that, if left untreated, would play out later in life.
1st Five Model of Implementation
Who we serve?
Marion County Public Health is now serving families in Marion, Monroe, Appanoose, Lucas and Wayne counties.
For more information on 1st Five, Contact Stacy at (641) 828-2238 Ext. 152.
Overview of 1st Five program
1st Five is a healthy mental development initiative that partners with primary care providers and with public health providers. The mission of 1st Five is to enhance high quality well-child care from birth to five. 1st Five provides care coordination services to families to assist them in meeting their needs on a variety of levels. 1st Five is a program through the Iowa Department of Public Health that has been funded since 2006.