FAMILY, Inc. Seeks Funding to Create Mobile Wellness Unit for Preventive Screenings

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FAMILY, Inc. Seeks Funding to Create Mobile Wellness Unit for Preventive Screenings

FAMILY, Inc. (familyia.org) is seeking funding to create a new FAMILY Inc. Mobile Wellness Unit. They hope to acquire and retro-fit an RV that they can take into underserved and rural areas of our community to provide a host of preventive wellness screenings and assessments for children. These would include dental, vision, hearing, and nutritional screenings, as well as lead testing and developmental assessments.

This project was spurred by COVID and FAMILY Inc.’s oral-health team. Normally, they conduct thousands of preventive dental screenings in schools each year but they will not be able to this year because of pandemic restrictions. FAMILY is looking for sponsors to get this project off the ground. If they’re able to get funding, thousands of children will gain access to health and safety assessments and be connected to the support they need to give them the best chances for success.

FAMILY Inc. provides public-health and family-support services to women, children, and families in Pottawattamie and Mills counties. If you’re interested in donating toward or sponsoring the Mobile Wellness Unit, please contact Kimberly Kolakowski at kkolakowski@familyia.org / (712) 256-9566 ext. 240. Learn more at familyia.org.

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