"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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Central Iowa Water Trails Project Seeks Community Feedback for Branding Process

GREATER DES MOINES, IA (May 19, 2020) — The Central Iowa Water Trails project is seeking feedback to help with long-term branding efforts for the project. Central Iowa Water Trails […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Des Moines Redlining Exhibit Now Open

In early January of 2020, Polk County Housing Trust Fund opened Undesign the Redline, a new exhibit linking current political and social issues with historical housing discrimination in the city. […]

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GREATER DES MOINES, IOWA – Emily Kessinger has been selected as the new Capital Crossroads Director. In this role, Kessinger will represent the Capital Crossroads Tri-Chairs and guide implementation of […]

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Midpoint Review with Rich Harwood: Cultivating Communities as a Catalyst for Lasting Change

GREATER DES MOINES, IOWA – The vision for Central Iowa is coming to fruition thanks to the dedication and leadership of many individuals and organizations. As we approach the halfway […]

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Make It OK Anti-Stigma Campaign Launched in Central Iowa

Over 100 mental health advocates and community leaders gathered at Des Moines University Wednesday to hear details on Make It OK, a community campaign to reduce stigma associated with mental […]

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