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Statement: New Iowa DHS Director must prioritize child and family well-being

Posted on 09/06/2019 at 10:46 AM
We hope Governor Reynolds’ appointment of Kelly Kennedy Garcia as the new director of Iowa Department of Human Services marks a significant step toward making the needs of Iowa kids and families the top priority for the agency. Several DHS initiatives warrant Director Garcia’s immediate attention: Fix Iowa’s Medicaid system to...

Statement: Let’s keep our eyes on the prize amidst DHS turmoil

Posted on 06/18/2019 at 1:28 PM
We can’t find much good news in the sudden departure of director Jerry Foxhoven from the Iowa Department of Human Services this week, especially coming in tandem with the departure of the department’s deputy director and on top of other staff shuffles and retirements. But the drama of what happened and...
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