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's Reach in Iowa 2007-2012
- 7 Coordinating sites
- 13 Iowa counties
- 83 Health practices
- 284 Providers
- 77,000 - Estimated number of children birth to age 5 reached
- 4,985 - Families referred from health providers into 1st Five
- 11,736 - Connections from 1st Five out to community services
- 3.25 - Community connections made for each family engaged in 1st Five care coordination 33% -> 93% - Share of health providers including comprehensive developmental assessment before and after 1st Five involvement