FAMILY, Inc. Welcomes Elena Torres-Small as Mobile Wellness Unit Coordinator

FAMILY, Inc. ( is excited to welcome Elena Torres-Small to the team as coordinator of the Mobile Wellness Unit (MWU) program. The MWU provides free child health and dental screenings for children and pregnant individuals in Pottawattamie and Mills counties in Iowa.

Elena is a public health associate and a deployed team member of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for two years in Council Bluffs. Elena is going through the Public Health Associate Program, a training program to gain local experience to build the foundation for long public health careers.

The MWU program was launched in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as long-standing gaps in preventative services in low-income and rural communities. In addition, the unit aims to be a resource to the community, including providing interactive parenting and literacy-rich video content broadcast while children wait for screenings and partnering with other organizations to support children to grow to be happy, healthy, and successful.

FAMILY, Inc. is an early childhood and public health organization that provides public health education, support, and connection to resources for women, children, and families in Pottawattamie and Mills counties. When parents are empowered and children have the nurturing and support they need, their chances of positively contributing to society as an adult increase. To learn more about how to support FAMILY’s mission, visit