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Bureau of Family Health

Healthy families living in healthy communities

What We Do

The Bureau of Family Health promotes the health of Iowa families by providing resources for health care services through public and private collaborative efforts. We advocate for services that are family-centered, community-based, and culturally sensitive. Through these efforts, community entities are empowered to develop local health care systems that meet present and future health needs.

2015 Title V State Plan Narrative  Adobe Acrobat Logo

Title V Executive Summary 2014  Adobe Acrobat Logo

Life Course Timeline  Adobe Acrobat Logo

Family Health Poster  Adobe Acrobat Logo

Bureau of Family Health Poster

Iowa's Maternal Health, Child Health and Family Planning Business Plan  Adobe Acrobat Logo

Title V Maternal and Child Health Needs Assessment

Since early May 2014, staff from the Bureau of Family Health, the Oral Health Center and Child Health Specialty Clinics have been working to conduct the 5-year needs assessment for the Title V Maternal and Child Health block grant.

The Title V block grant is undergoing a transformation to reduce burden, maintain flexibility and improve accountability. As a result, all states receiving Title V funding will be selecting from a set of performance measures developed by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau at HRSA.

More information about this current Needs Assessment process can be found at

The Bureau supports three toll free telephone lines providing information and referral services. They are:

  • Provider Services Line - 1-800-383-3826 (used by local contract agencies, physicians and other private providers, and consumers)
  • Healthy Families Line - 1-800-369-2229 (provides information on maternal, child and family planning services)
  • TEEN Line - 1-800-443-8336 (provides health information and referral to local resources for adolescents)


You may "Contact Us" to submit questions online.