Our mission is to improve health, hope, and successful outcomes for the adults in our region who have mental health and/or intellectual/developmental disabilities.
Region population estimate
What is the ECR?
The East Central Region (ECR) is a partnership between 9 counties to provide better mental health and disability services to individuals in eastern Iowa. Instead of having services in only one county to choose from, Iowans now have a regional base of services which meet statewide standards to address their needs. Counties get to pool their resources and offer a core set of services to help improve the health of Iowans.
This aligns with the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark Olmstead decision in 1999 which said people of any age with disabilities should receive supports in the most integrated setting consistent with their needs.