FFY13 MCHFP Request for Application (RFA)
Project Management Tools - These tools are provided to assist agencies in carrying out the requirements of the Maternal and Child Health services contracts with the Iowa Department of Public Health. The project management tools are located on a password-protected Web site.
Obtain a copy of The Update
Maternal and Child Health Administrative Manual
This manual has been developed as a guide and reference for implementation of the Maternal and Child Health services contract with the Iowa Department of Public Health. However, the manual may be helpful to others interested in systems development or other maternal and child health activities.
Click here to view the manual (4th Edition)
Child and Adolescent Reporting System (CAReS) and Women’s Health Information System Manuals
The user’s manual for the Child and Adolescent Reporting System (CAReS) and the Women’s Health Information System have been developed as guides for data entry as required by the Maternal and Child Health services contract with the Iowa Department of Public Health. The CAReS manual is 3MB in size and may take a few minutes to open. The manuals can be saved on the local computer without opening by ‘right clicking’ on the link and selecting ‘save target as’ from the pop-up menu.
2012 CAReS Upgrade
The Iowa Medicaid Provider Manual for Screening Centers contains basic information concerning Iowa’s Medical Assistance Program (Medicaid). All providers of medical and health services participating as a Medicaid Screening Center use this manual. It includes information on policies, procedures, and billing for this Medicaid program.
The EPSDT Care for Kids Informing and Care Coordination Handbook assists Title V Child Health agencies and their subcontractors in implementing EPSDT Care for Kids informing and care coordination services.
Other Links of Interest:
2010 Iowa Child and Family Household Health Survey
Statewide Report (presented September 11, 2012)
Adolescent Health Report (presented October 11, 2012)
Oral Health Report (presented December 18, 2012)
Introduction for Homeless Documents
Poor health is closely associated with homelessness. However, access to affordable, quality, comprehensive health care services is often unavailable to Iowans who are homeless or in danger of becoming homeless. Many of our state public health programs are positioned to provide essential health services and advocacy for this vulnerable population. The Iowa Department of Public Health's Inventory of Programs to Assist Homeless Iowans and Contact Information documents represent an effort to communicate the availability of our programs with a variety of state and local agencies that represent those who cannot represent themselves. Please share these materials with your community partners. If you have any questions, please feel free to call Shelley Horak at (515) 281-7721. Thank you for caring for Iowa!
2012 MCH/FP Fall Seminar Presentations and Resources
Theme: Opportunities for Public Health in Health Care Reform.
October 16, 2012 Presentations
Gretchen Hageman, IDPH - Including Life Course in the Health Care Reform Conversation
Barb Khal and Martha Hanley, CHSC - "Establishing New Partnerships to Assure the Needs of CYSHCN Are Met"
Health Care Reform Panel
Health Care Reform Action Planning (results coming soon)
October 17, 2012 Presentations
Brent Ewig, Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP) - Federal Perspectives on Health Care Reform
Practical Applications in Health Care Reform
Advocacy at the Local Level