CAMHI4Kids advocates for a children's mental health system in Iowa. 

camhi4kids imageChildren with strong mental health are equipped to develop important skills that begin in early childhood. Mental health is connected to social, emotional, and cognitive development and is the foundation for a healthy life, healthy community, and healthy state. When we ensure children’s mental health needs are met, they are more likely to perform better in school, graduate, and become healthy, productive adults in our community.

CAMHI4Kids supports the development of a children’s behavioral health system that includes a multi-tiered system of:

  • Prevention, early identification, early intervention and community prevention
  • Comprehensive crisis services
  • Behavioral health treatment
  • Community-based flexible support services

CAMHI4Kids Partners 


  • Broadlawns Medical Center
  • Candeo
  • Community Health Partners
  • Community Support Advocates
  • Greater Des Moines Partnership
  • Mid-Iowa Health Foundation
  • Mosaic in South Central Iowa
  • Polk County Decategorization
  • Primary Health Care, Inc.
  • Project IOWA
  • United Way of Central Iowa
  • Warren County Health Services
  • Young Women's Resource Center
  • Boys and Girls Home and Family Services
  • CHI Health Mercy Hospital
  • First Resources Corporation
  • Heartland Family Service
  • Midwest Christian Services
  • Plains Area Mental Health, Inc.
  • Seasons Center
  • United Way of Siouxland
  • Wesco Industries
  • Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque
  • Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa
  • Counseling and Family Centered Services
  • Families First Counseling Services
  • Family Resources
  • Foundation 2
  • Nurturing Families
  • Community Partnership for Protecting Children
  • Otto Schoitz Foundation
  • Tanager Place
  • The Arc of East Central Iowa
  • United Way of Clinton County, Iowa
  • United Way of East Central Iowa
  • United Way of Muscatine
  • Van Buren County SAFE Coalition
  • Vera French Community Mental Health Center
  • A Mid-Iowa Organizing Strategy (AMOS)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics - Iowa Chapter
  • Blank Children's Hospital
  • Child and Family Policy Center
  • Children and Families of Iowa
  • Coalition for Family and Children's Services in Iowa
  • EveryStep Care and Support Services
  • Four Oaks Family and Children's Services
  • Genesis Development
  • Hillcrest Family Services
  • Iowa ACEs 360
  • Iowa Association of Community Providers
  • Iowa Association of Nurse Practitioners
  • Iowa Behavioral Health Association
  • Iowa Council of Foundations
  • Iowa Hospital Association
  • Iowa Mental Health Planning Council
  • Iowa State Sheriffs’ and Deputies’ Association
  • Lutheran Services in Iowa
  • Mercy Children's Hospital and Clinics
  • NAMI
  • Iowa National Association of Social Workers - Iowa Chapter
  • Navigate Wellbeing
  • Orchard Place
  • Please Pass the Love
  • Prevent Child Abuse Iowa
  • REM Iowa
  • United Ways of Iowa
  • University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
  • YSS