United Way of Mahaska County

The Challenge Vaccines have been a normal part of American wellness routines for decades. But in rural Mahaska County, Iowa, misinformation surrounding the COVID-19 vaccines cast doubt on their safety and efficacy, resulting in low vaccination rates among young and working-age residents. To combat the rise in vaccine hesitancy, United Way of Mahaska County received […]

ECR Llama Campaign

East Central Region Mental Health Services The Challenge As COVID-19 upended our lives, another public health emergency was growing larger by the day—Americans were experiencing mental health symptoms at an increasing rate, and few were getting the professional help they needed. The pandemic exacerbated this crisis, thrusting mental health challenges—and potential treatments—into the public spotlight. […]

Linn County Public Health

The Challenge First, COVID-19 came for the world—then the world came after COVID-19. Within a year of the first reported case, scientists developed multiple vaccines proven to both reduce the transmissibility of the virus and prevent severe infection. This was supposed to be the hard part. But as it turned out, the bigger feat would […]

UI Center for Advancement

University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital pop up book

University of Iowa Center for Advancement The Challenge Building a world class children’s hospital is a massive undertaking. So when the UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital was finally completed in 2017, our friends at the University of Iowa Center for Advancement came to de Novo looking for a way to show their gratitude to major […]