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Healthy Opportunities for Parents to Experience Success - Healthy Families Iowa
HOPES-HFI

Infant boy and girl

Healthy Opportunities for Parents to Experience Success - Healthy Families Iowa (HOPES-HFI) follows the national Healthy Families America evidence-based program model. This program provides family support through home visiting for families that begin during pregnancy or at the birth of a child and can continue for up to 4 years of the child's age.

Program Goals:

  1. Promote optimal child health and development.
  2. Improve family coping skills and functioning.
  3. Promote positive parenting and family interaction.
  4. Prevent child abuse and neglect, as well as infant mortality and morbidity.

HOPES-HFI programs are available in nine Iowa counties: Black Hawk, Polk, Woodbury, Scott, Muscatine, Hamilton, Clinton, Buchanan, and Lee. All 12 programs providing HOPES-HFI services with state grant funds in these nine counties have been awarded national accreditation by Healthy Families America. For more program specific information go to (link to map).