1st Five

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What is 1st Five?

The UDMO 1st Five program is a public-private partnership bridging primary care and public health services in Iowa. 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.

What are the Benefits of 1st Five?

  • 1st Five supports the healthy cognitive, social and emotional development of Iowa children from birth through five years.

  • The four-part service model assures a comprehensive approach to child health and well-being.

  • Practitioners receive ongoing education and support to integrate developmental screening into child health appointments.

  • 1st Five Site Coordinators and Developmental Support Specialists (DSS) work closely with referred children and their caregivers to connect them to early intervention services and other resources.

  • The DSS provides updates to referring Providers on the status of the service children received and the referral outcomes.

How Does 1st Five Work?

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How Does our Practice Partner with 1st Five?

Call the 1st Five Project Director at (712) 363-8466.

1st Five is Available in the Following Counties:

  • Calhoun
  • Clay
  • Dickinson
  • Emmet
  • Hardin
  • Hamilton
  • Humboldt
  • O'Brien
  • Osceola
  • Palo Alto
  • Pocahontas
  • Webster
  • Wright