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1st Five - Healthy mental development in the first five years

Healthy mental development in the first five years

Welcome to 1st Five

What is 1st Five?

1st Five is a public-private partnership bridging primary care and public health services in Iowa. The 1st Five model supports health providers in the earlier detection of social-emotional and developmental delays and family risk-related factors in children birth to 5 and coordinates referrals, interventions and follow-up.

Sam's story shows how 1st Five works.

1st Five Model

1st Five's Reach in Iowa 2007-2013

  • 11 Coordinating sites
  • 49 Iowa counties
  • 126 Health practices
  • 462 Providers
  • 118,461 - Estimated number of children birth to age 5 reached
  • 6,356 - Families referred from health providers into 1st Five
  • 16,654 - Connections from 1st Five out to community services
  • 3.57 - Community connections made for each family engaged in 1st Five care coordination 33% -> 92% - Share of health providers including comprehensive developmental assessment before and after 1st Five involvement