POVERTY

In Iowa

How Pollution Affects Health/Analyzing Iowa Health Issues

Child poverty rate: 16%

Senior poverty rate: 8%

Women in poverty: 13.5%

Percent of single-parent families with related children that are below poverty: 33%

Number of Hispanic children below 200% poverty: 44,000


The poverty rates for Iowa are pretty high. Pollution doesn't help it either. Some people are on the streets and have to take in all the air pollution and such.


Might Influence Health Status- Negatively and Positively

To increase access to oral health care for low-income children, the state of Iowa passed legislation in 2005 that required every child aged 12 or younger who received Medicaid to have regular access to oral health care. In 2006, the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) and their partners created the I-Smile dental home initiative to meet this objective and provide Medicaid-enrolled and Title V eligible children with dental services.


I think that this is a positive visual. That way kids can get dental care even though their parents have low-income. It would definitely influence a health status because the kids can have a clean mouth.


Also, In May 2014, DHS plans to launch the Iowa Health and Wellness Program/Medicaid Expansion Pilot to reach low-income adults aged 19 to 64.


This is also positive because it’s helping kids and its this year. It also helps a higher age range of people.

Poverty Pictures

How to be a Health Advocate

Goodwill works to enhance the dignity and quality of life of individuals and families by strengthening communities, eliminating barriers to opportunity, and helping people in need reach their full potential through learning and the power of work.


GoodWill provides used clothes for cheaper prices because they are used and brought in by people who don't want them anymore. Not just clothes, they have shoes, toys, furniture, and more. It’s all used, so you would be re-using.

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