GREATER DES MOINES, IA (March 9, 2021) — Join Capital Crossroads and the Greater Des Moines Partnership for the March Intersections in Health: Caring for our Social and Emotional Well-Being in the Midst of and as We Emerge from a Global Pandemic. Intersections in Health is a monthly series that encourages attendees to focus on the whole person. Speakers will discuss the mental, physical and social determinates of health and wellbeing. Attendees will learn more about what holistic health means and looks like as our communities and region work together to create a culture of health.

Leaders fostering opportunities for conversation include:
• Suzanna de Baca, President and Group Publisher at Business Publications Corporation (BPC), on what she has witnessed from BPC’s commitment to Lifting the Veil and the response of the greater community during a pandemic.
• Malai Amfahr, Story County Reads Director at United Way of Story County, on connecting with youth during and after the pandemic and their emotional and social well-being.
• Jami Haberl, Executive Director at Iowa Healthiest State Initiative, on the Make it OK Campaign and our social and emotional well-being.
• Moderator: Sarah Welch, owner at Speak Action, who will also speak on launching The Iowa Alliance for Healthy Kids’ partnership with Sesame Street in Communities to support providers and families with fostering young children’s social-emotional well-being.
Individuals can register to attend the free event at the link here. This series is made possible thanks to the Greater Des Moines Partnership and Capital Crossroads Wellness Capital, which is comprised of leaders from AARP Iowa, Mid-Iowa Health Foundation and the Iowa Healthiest State Initiative.

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About Capital Crossroads
Capital Crossroads is a bold but achievable vision pushing Central Iowans to dream big, not settle for good enough, think long term and work together. Capital Crossroads brings together community volunteers to meet the challenges of the future while building on our past successes. It is in partnership with Catch Des Moines, the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines, the Des Moines Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, the Greater Des Moines Partnership, Prairie Meadows, Polk County, and United Way of Central Iowa. To learn more, visit

About the Greater Des Moines Partnership 
The Greater Des Moines Partnership is the economic and community development organization that serves Greater Des Moines (DSM), Iowa. Together with 24 Affiliate Chambers of Commerce, more than 6,500 Regional Business Members and more than 365 Investors, The Partnership drives economic growth with one voice, one mission and as one region. Through innovation, strategic planning and global collaboration, The Partnership grows opportunity, helps create jobs and promotes DSM as the best place to build a business, a career and a future. Learn more at