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Iowa Mental Health Care Review Pending, But No Criteria Yet


No set criteria exist yet to gauge whether or not a redesign of how Iowa delivers mental health treatment, which included the controversial closing of two mental health institutes June 30, will be as beneficial to Iowans as hoped, Gov. Terry Branstad said in an IowaWatch interview. Continue Reading →

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Hidden Disabilities Diagnoses Up But Some Students Remain Unreported At Iowa Colleges, Universities

Simpson College classroom in April 2015.

When Donna Musel started work as Buena Vista University’s disabilities coordinator only two students with illnesses requested classroom accommodations to help them do their college studies. “Now I have quite a few more than that,” Musel said this spring. Continue Reading →

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Little-Recognized Illnesses Follow Iowa College Students To The Classroom


Illnesses students hide from public view challenge them in college, but also the colleges that have to accommodate those students, a special IowaWatch/Simpson College journalism report reveals. Continue Reading →

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