Collaborating with our community to create a healthier life for families through education and outreach
The aim of the Community Partnerships for Healthy Mothers and Children (CPHMC) coalition is to increase overall health and quality of life for people in Marshall and Tama counties. The project will achieve this goal by improving access to environments with healthy food and beverage options, increasing access to breastfeeding environments, and partnering with local health providers and nonprofits to coordinate resource availability.
Our mission: to collaborate with our community to create a healthier life for families through education and outreach.
Our Community Partners
We would like to thank and recognize our community partners, because no sustainable effort can be done alone.
Marshall County Public Health
Central Iowa Home Care
Iowa State Extension
Maternal Child and Adolescent Health
MICA 1st Five
Tama County Public Health
Central Iowa Health Care
Local and National WIC
Local Breastfeeding Friendly Environments
As we continue to reach out to community partners in the area, the map to the left will populate with more businesses including restaurants, grocery stores, nonprofits, and more!
Check back frequently to see which businesses in town have partnered with us to help make breastfeeding safe and convenient for new mothers in our community.
When you're out in the community, be sure to look for our logo and the "breastfeeding friendly environment" window cling to find our community partners.
Healthy Food Promotion
The Healthy Food Promotion program aims to increase the promotion and purchase of healthy foods among residents of the Marshall and Tama county areas by working with local convenience stores and small grocery stores. Promotion of healthy foods can have a positive impact for generations to come, and increased sales for businesses today.
To earn recognition as a Healthy Food Promotion business, stores must simply be willing to increase their promotion of healthy food options. It's that simple! In return, we will recognize the stores here and on our Facebook page for their efforts.
Keep an eye out for the Healthy Food Promotion cling to find participating stores near you!
Information and Resources
The links below represent resources for good health and nutrition that are available in our community.
The Iowa WIC program is is a supplemental nutrition program for babies, children under the age of 5, pregnant women, breastfeeding women, and women who have had a baby in the last 6 months. WIC helps families by providing healthy foods, nutrition education, and referrals to other health care agencies.
County Resource Guides
A list of the services available to families in the Marshall and Tama county areas, updated for 2014-2015.