DES MOINES, IA (Feb. 8, 2018) – Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Iowa has an 80-year history of providing individual and family health insurance plans for Iowans. Last year, we worked closely with the State of Iowa to pursue an innovative attempt to address the challenges of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) segment of the individual market through the Iowa Stopgap Measure.

Severe winter weather, flu disrupting blood donations

ILLINOIS (Feb. 5, 2018) — Winter storms and the flu don’t just mean a lot of people are missing work and school – it also means they can’t keep their American Red Cross blood and platelet donation appointments. The Red Cross is urging healthy donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve to help maintain the blood supply for patients in need.

WASHINGTON – Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee and co-chairman of the Caucus on International Narcotics Control, made the following comments upon the Attorney General’s announcement that the Drug Enforcement Administration will boost efforts to combat prescription drug diversion.


DAVENPORT, Iowa – Jan. 23, 2018 – Applications are now available for more than $106,000 of scholarships for nursing students.

Genesis Health System offers nursing students several options for educational advancement, including work toward BSN scholarships, degree completion scholarships and advanced degree scholarships.

Discussion of Iowa End-of- Life Option Act to follow
On January 30, 2018, Compassion & Choices volunteers will host a free screening of the Sundance Film Festival, award-winning documentary How to Die in Oregon at the Bettendorf Library, 2059 Learning Campus Drive. The one hour film is shown at 6:00.

Resolution Allows Patients to Continue Care as Usual   

Large Matching Assets to Community Health (MATCH) grants due Feb. 23

DAVENPORT, IA –– February 2018 –Gilda’s Club is excited to announce a second session of Enhancing Connections for cancer patients with children. This five-session program will be held bi-weekly from 6:00 – 8:00 pm, beginning on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 and concluding on April 25, 2018 at Gilda’s Club (1234 East River Drive, Davenport).

Davenport, IA – January 2018 –Gilda’s Club is hosting a Cancer and Diabetes: Managing a Dual Diagnosis workshop for the community on Monday, January 22, 2018 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Gilda’s Club (1234 E. River Drive, Davenport).
Karen Ulrich, RD will help participants understand diabetes and its different types. Participants will also learn more about the cancer-diabetes connection and how eat healthy for healing and recovery.

Do you help take care of a child with special health and behavioral needs? If so, you are not alone. Over 43.5 million family caregivers in America provide a vast array of emotional, financial, nursing, social, homemaking and other services on a daily or an intermittent basis.