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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.

A Story from Our Hospice Houses: George Adams

George Adams, 84, hadn't seen his 94-year-old sister Wilene in nearly two years. Despite this, the siblings have maintained a close relationship, chatting on the phone from their respective homes in Iowa and Nebraska. Still, there's nothing quite like seeing your sister in person. And that's just what George, a veteran and patient at EveryStep's Greater Regional Hospice Home in Creston, was able to do recently.

A Guide to Caregivers' New Year's Resolutions

Would you like to become a happier, healthier caregiver in 2019? Pick two or three items from the "caregiver resolutions" list below. Some are quick and easy; others are more long-term goals. Share the second list with your friends and family - it's a gentle way to encourage their help and support.