A coalition for children’s mental health

David Stark | President & CEO, UnityPoint Health

The Idea: We should create a multi-organization coalition that develops and is responsible for the entire spectrum of mental health services for children. This would include existing health care organizations, insurance companies, schools, county and state government, individual providers, and families for governance, funding and ownership. There should be a strong philanthropic component to this effort. The benefits will be a better coordinated system of prevention, early intervention and access for all kids for the spectrum of mental health services. Ultimately this will lead to healthier communities and have a generational impact on Greater Des Moines. >