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champsAARP Iowa Receives A 2017 From the Heart Recognition...

…for its advocacy efforts related to the vital role that the direct care workforce and family caregivers play in ensuring that older Iowans have access to the services they need.

(Pictured L to R) - Anthony Carroll, Associate State Director for Advocacy, Ann Black, Associate State Director for Communications, Kent Sovern, State Director, Don Corrigan, Iowa Executive Council member; Martha Willits, AARP Iowa State President and for Iowa CareGivers; Maribel Slinde, Board Chair, Di Findley, Executive Director, Betty Grandquist, Board Advisor, and Nancy Anderson, Board Secretary.

Delta Dental of Iowa Foundation & Lifelong Smiles Coalition Receive Iowa CareGivers 2017 From the Heart Recognition for Their Commitment to Improved Access to Good Oral Health Care For Older Iowans Through Mouth Care Matters, Oral Health Training for Those in Direct Care!   


Dental Hygienists’ Association and Polk County Health Department Honored by Iowa CareGivers 

The screenings are so valuable because it’s difficult to get off work to go to the doctor and it’s expensive. By doing the free health screenings you can find out if there is something going on before you go to the doctor.”

– Tracy Hoveland, CNA.

Click here to view the press release.

Erin Drinnin and Anita Stineman Honored as Direct Care Champions By Iowa CareGivers

champsErin Drinnin now with the United Way of Central Iowa, and Anita Stineman, College of Nursing,University of Iowa, were both honored for the ground-breaking work they have performed in
developing, testing, and promoting educational standards and opportunities to grow professionallywithin the field of direct care. More specifically, they are recognized for their leadership in the State's new "Prepare to Care" program for those in direct care.

"More importantly, both Erin and Anita consistently display a genuine appreciation for the important role that those in direct care play to the overall quality of care and support to Iowans."

Both Erin and Anita were recognized at the recent 2014 Iowa CareGivers "Magic Moments" Conference. 

View the full press release here.

Click here to view the From the Heart 2011 Recipients.

Click here to view the From the Heart 2012 Recipients.