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Iowa to Receive Million Dollar Grant from HHS

DES MOINES, IA (CBS2/FOX28) -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human services will award Iowa a $1 million grant to support and expand the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program established by the Affordable Care Act.

The funds will allow the programs to continue and expand voluntary, evidence-based home visiting services to women during pregnancy and to parents with young children up to age five.

The aim is to promote the healthy growth and development of children.  The programs have also been shown to prevent child abuse and neglect.

More information on the programs can be found by clicking here.
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