DES MOINES, IOWA (May 24, 2023) — Governor Kim Reynolds, Lieutenant Governor Adam Gregg, and the Iowa Economic Development Authority have announced that three $50,000 grants have been awarded to Calhoun County Public Health, Cass County Board of Health, and Van Buren County Hospital to test an innovative program aimed at decreasing emergency-response times in rural Iowa. The total grant-funding of $150,000 was made available through the Governor’s Empower Rural Iowa Initiative.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (May 17, 2023) — Palmer College has entered into a licensing agreement with nationally-known retailer RAYGUN of Des Moines. RAYGUN, famous for its T-shirts carrying tongue-in-cheek messages is teaming up with Palmer to share Palmer pride and spread the word about Palmer College and the chiropractic profession.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (May 17, 2023) –– Gilda’s Club is hosting an educational workshop offered at no cost for anyone impacted by cancer on Wednesday, May 31, 2023, 12-1PM, at Gilda’s Club Quad Cities Davenport Clubhouse located at 1351 W Central Park Ave, Suite 200, Davenport, Iowa, 52804.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (May 15, 2023) — Don’t miss this day of music to help raise money for NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Greater Mississippi Valley. The latest “Life is Beautiful” concert will be Saturday, June 3, at the Raccoon Motel, 315 E 2nd St, Davenport. Doors open at 2:30PM, with music beginning at 3:30PM.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (May 15, 2023) — The Alzheimer’s Association’s annual Memories in the Making event will be held on Friday, May 19, 5:30–9PM, at the Figge Art Museum (225 W 2nd St) in Davenport. All proceeds will benefit the Alzheimer’s Association and go towards Alzheimer’s and dementia care, support, and research.

DES MOINES, IOWA (May 15, 2023) — The top issues for health care leaders are being examined by leading experts Wednesday, June 13, at the Iowa Hospital Association Summer Leadership Forum:

DAVENPORT, IOWA (May 11, 2023) — The US Food and Drug Administration has finalized its recommendations on changes to donor eligibility that will have US blood providers move to an individual risk-assessment to determine eligibility for blood donation. Blood establishments in the US may now implement these recommendations by revising donor history questionnaires, data systems, staff training, and procedures.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (May 9, 2023) — Gilda’s Club is offering a residential (overnight), in-person camp experience, at no cost, for children and teens (entering grades four through nine) impacted by cancer in their family. A collaborative camp partnership with Gilda’s Club Quad Cities, Camp Shalom, and Genesis Cancer Care Institute and will be held June 18-23.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (May 8, 2023) As of Sunday, May 7, the American Red Cross has provided 4,322 meals to those affected by the flooding in the Quad Cities. The Red Cross will continue daily meal service through Wednesday, May 10, serving lunch daily 12-2PM and dinner 5-7PM.

DES MOINES, IOWA (May 5, 2023) — Disability Rights Iowa will host an in-person panel presentation in Iowa City on Assistance Animals for Mental Health. In person satellite viewings of this panel conversation will take place in Des Moines, Ottumwa, Cedar Rapids and Chariton. The panel conversation will be also live-streamed. DRI anticipates the panel conversation will be impactful, lively, engaging, educational, and fun.