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 2007-2013
- 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