The Iowa Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is working to ensure people in Iowa have access to high-quality behavioral health, disability, and aging services in their communities. This initiative, called Hope and Opportunity in Many Environments (HOME), is aimed at redesigning community-based services (CBS) to help Iowans stay independent in their communities.

As part of this effort, HHS leadership will visit communities in late October and November. Our HOMEtown Conversations will be held both in-person and virtually across the state. These forums provide an opportunity for invested Iowans to directly connect with Iowa HHS leadership to learn more about HOME, ask questions and share their ideas to improve the CBS system.

We want to hear from people who use community-based services, caregivers, service providers, case managers, advocates, and community members!

In-person events will be held in the following cities:

  • October 23: Des Moines
  • October 24: Osceola
  • October 25: Oskaloosa
  • October 26: Burlington
  • November 6: Waterloo
  • November 7: Marshalltown
  • November 9: Cedar Rapids
  • November 10: Dubuque
  • November 13: Fort Dodge
  • November 14: Spencer
  • November 15: Sioux City
  • November 16: Council Bluffs
  • November 28: virtual

Mark your calendars and stay tuned for more information about HOMEtown Conversations in the October newsletter and on HHS’ HOME website.