EPSDT Newsletter

EPSDT "Care for Kids"

2023 Fall Issue Published!

Cover photo of the fall 2023 issue of Care for Kids newsletter is a mother and child at a desk looking at her computer and making a phone call

Iowa Medicaid Communications Manager, Emily Eppens, and Heather Miller, Dental Contract
Manager for the Iowa Department of Health and Human Services, wrote the featured article in the 2023 Fall Issue of the Care for Kids newsletter. After a very busy year, they share news on:

  • The “unwind” or return to normal operations after the public health emergency.
  • Onboarding of a new managed care organization.
  • A redesign of the home- and community-based services waiver programs, now known as “Hope and Opportunity in Many Environments,” or the HOME project.

Also included in the issue, "Iowa Compass: Guiding Iowans to Services and Supports," by Iowa Compass Director, Mike Lightbody.

Read the 2023 Fall Issue of Care for Kids.

Publication Schedule

Iowa's EPSDT program publishes its "Care for Kids" newsletter three times a year, as a collaborative effort of the:

  • Iowa Department of Health and Human Services, Iowa Medicaid
  • University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Center for Disabilities and Development

Iowa EPSDT will continue to print and mail the newsletter, and a new electronic version will be available by email soon. Use the sign-up form at the bottom of this page to subscribe.

Reprint Policy

You are welcome to print out and share copies of the EPSDT newsletter or material from the newsletter with others. If you wish to reprint newsletter material in another publication, whether print or electronic, please get in touch with Michelle Johnston at michelle-johnston@uiowa.edu for permission.

Volumes 30 to 21

Click on the links below to access a printable copy of any of the available issues. For questions or for more information about newsletter articles, please get in touch with Michelle Johnston at michelle-johnston@uiowa.edu.


2023 issues.

Winter / Spring / Fall


2022 issues.

Winter / Spring / Fall


2021 issues.

Winter / Spring / Fall


2020 issues.

Winter / Spring / Fall


2019 issues.

Winter / Spring / Fall


2018 issues.

Winter / Spring / Fall


2017 issues.

Winter / Spring / Fall


2016 issues.

Winter / Spring / Fall


2015 issues.

Winter / Spring / Fall


2014 issues.

Winter / Spring / Fall

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Iowa EPSDT plans to develop an electronic version Care for Kids newsletter. However, we will continue to print and mail the hard copy version three times a year.

Use the sign-up form at the bottom of this page to subscribe Iowa EPSDT Care for Kids.

Newsletter Archive

Find links to issues of the EPSDT Care for Kids newsletter published prior to 2014 on our new EPSDT Newsletter Archive page.

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The Newsletter Archive includes a list of all newsletter articles by title, author and keyword to help you search our website. You can also use the "Search" feature at the bottom of each webapge.

Staff & Editorial Board

Newsletter Staff

  • Executive Editor: Temitope Awelewa, MBChB, MPH
  • Production Editor: Lesly Huffman
  • Graphics Editor: Leigh Bradford
  • Webmaster: Meredith Field

Editorial Board

  • Elizabeth Cramer, MD
  • Tashina Hornaday
  • Nadin Mustafa, LMSW
  • Michelle Johnston
  • Amy Chebuhar

Little girl flexing arm at doctor's office

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