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Acts of Kindness for the Heart and From the Heart

February always brings matters of the heart to mind: Valentine's Day, American Heart Month, and National Wear Red Day to raise awareness about women and heart disease. By being alert to the signs and symptoms of a heart problem, you can help the people you love.

Protecting Children's Smiles: EveryStep's I-Smile Program

Dr. Nick Barnard knew he wanted to use his dental practice to help children of all socio-economic backgrounds. However, the Iowa native found it sometimes difficult to meet the needs of these families.

Giving Kids a Reason to Smile: EveryStep's I-Smile Program

Getting uninsured and underinsured children the dental care they need to thrive is the goal of the Iowa Department of Public Health program offered by EveryStep. The I-SmileT program, which began in 2006, reaches all 99 counties, providing pregnant women and children under the age of 12 with dental screenings and fluoride treatments, referring dental providers, assisting in transportation and payment needs.

A Story from Our Healthy Start Program: Natalia

Weddings are supposed to be a time of joy, celebrating with family and friends. For Natalia, her wedding also served as a reunion 10 years in the making, thanks in part to the support she received from EveryStep's Healthy Start program.