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2023 Legislative Newsletter

Once again, every other week throughout the 2023 Iowa legislative session, and/or as needed, a newsletter will be posted here with updates on potential legislative action affecting the East Central ...
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We Need to Talk About Sleep

Healthy sleeping habits play a significant role in physical and brain health, meaning sleeping disorders like insomnia typically have negative impacts on overall health, job performance, and quality of life. ...
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Embarrassment Doesn’t Last Forever

When you’re a teenager, not only are you juggling academics, extracurriculars, and changes in your body, but you’re also learning how to balance responsibilities, social life, and expectations. Naturally, you ...
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Let’s Talk About Our Health – Our Physical and Our Brain Health 

“When you have your health, you have everything. When you do not have your health, nothing else matters at all.” ― Augusten Burroughs, American writer/author   That quote surely hits homes with many of us. ...
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Choosing Your Words Wisely

How casually saying things like “She’s so OCD” or “Don’t have a panic attack” can alienate people with invisible illnesses—and what to say instead. Choosing Your Words Wisely is Important ...
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Eastern Iowa Region and ECR Joint RFP Announcement

The Eastern Iowa Region and MH/DS of the East Central Region are extremely pleased to offer this Request for Proposals to develop Intensive Residential Support Homes (IRSH) in our 2-region ...
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Multi-Media Campaign RFP open and questions answered

The purpose of this Request For Proposals is to solicit bids to organize and handle marketing aspects for the ECR, including but not limited to website maintenance and management; social ...
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5 Health Symptoms You Should Not Ignore

As life’s responsibilities and circumstances ebb and flow, so do certain elements of our routines. For this reason, it’s normal to have some changes in each area listed below. However, ...
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To Grow Up, Speak Up: A Guide for Teens Who Want Help

Being a teenager can be tough. Not only are you in some of your most formative years, but you are also gearing up for your next chapter. While this is ...
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Overcoming Imposter Syndrome & Embracing Successes

Everyone has experienced varying levels of self-doubt at one point or another, whether at a job, in academics, during athletics, or elsewhere. You may think, “I am in over my ...
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