Category: Press Releases

"Active engagement by many partners wins the day."
—Tim Lane

Make It OK, Greater Des Moines Partnership and Capital Crossroads unveil virtual mental health series

GREATER DES MOINES, IA (July 30, 2020) —  The Make It OK campaign in Iowa, led by the Healthiest State Initiative, has announced a six-week virtual mental health series, in tandem with the Greater Des Moines Partnership and Capital Crossroads, titled “6 Weeks of Make It OK.” Each week, attendees will hear about a different […]

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Teree Caldwell-Johnson Joins Capital Crossroads as Chair

 GREATER DES MOINES, IA (July 22, 2020) – Teree Caldwell-Johnson has joined Capital Crossroads as the newest chair to the Capital Crossroads leadership team. In this position, Caldwell-Johnson will steer Capital Crossroads and the region’s vision plan into the future. “I’m looking forward to joining the Capital Crossroads leadership team and continuing meaningful work for […]

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Outfitter Opens on Water Trail in Johnston

JOHNSTON, Iowa – The City of Johnston and the Central Iowa Water Trails Incubator are pleased to announce a new partnership with an outfitter, Quarry Springs Outfitters, to offer kayak rentals at the recently opened NW 70th Avenue access point along Beaver Creek. “This is another important step in better connecting the City of Johnston […]

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Capital Crossroads to Host Informational Session

GREATER DES MOINES, IA (Feb. 3, 2020) – Capital Crossroads, the region’s strategic vision plan, is hosting an informational session on March 13 from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. to highlight the past, present, and future of Capital Crossroads. Accomplishments and current initiatives which are shaping our region will also be shared. The session will […]

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Make It OK unveils employer toolkit

The Make It OK campaign in Iowa, led by the Healthiest State Initiative, has announced a new way for employers across the state to take action to end mental illness stigma in their workplace. The Make It OK: Employer Toolkit is available to workplaces who register their organization on the Make It OK website. Upon registration, employers will […]

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MENTAL HEALTH: MIND MATTERS EXHIBIT SEEKS TO MAKE IT OKAY TO TALK ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH

DES MOINES, IA: According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 18 percent of American adults live with mental illness. On February 5, the Science Center of Iowa (SCI) will open a traveling exhibit designed to bring attention to this critically important topic. Mental Health: Mind Matters, presented by HealthPartners UnityPoint Health, will use hands-on […]

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