Public Health

1st Five Program

The 1st Five model supports health providers in the earlier detection of social-emotional and developmental delays and family risk-related factors in children birth to 5 and coordinates referrals, interventions, and follow-up.  As a parent, taking your child to the doctor for regular check-ups is the first step. Well-child exams are the one place where nearly all families have contact with a health care provider. If you have concerns about your child's learning, behavior, or development, talk to your child's doctor about these concerns. Doctors who are part of Iowa's 1st Five network of medical professionals may refer you to our 1st Five care coordinators ~ experts in linking local resources to parental concerns. 1st Five care coordination services are free, voluntary, and confidential.

For additional information about the 1st Five program please visit: https://idph.iowa.gov/1stfive/overview