An initiative of the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque

Brain Health

Here for you. Peter Supple Director of Nonprofits 563-588-2700

The brain is our most important organ — we need to be able to care for it to live our best lives.

Our Brain Health initiative is about bringing resources and services that support a healthy brain within reach of all people so they can thrive.

Download our Brain Health Needs Assessment

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Featured Partnership

Brain Health Now

What is brain health? In short, it’s the shape our brains are in. Trauma and stress can impact the health of our brains and cause disease. When we have heart disease, we address heart health; when we have kidney disease, we address kidney health; and when we have brain disease, we address brain health. 

Learn more from our partners at Brain Health Now.

Upcoming Events

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Chris Corken Community Foundation board member, retired Dubuque prosecutor, and Brain Health initiative leader

Brain Health Impact

Our work is raising awareness and improving access to services region-wide.


Law enforcement calls to the Hillcrest Mobile Crisis Unit


Children's brain health listening session attendees


Jail inmate visits with part-time psychiatric nurse


Many ways to make an impact

Learn how people are supporting the brain health of their neighbors — and how you can play a role.

Featured Opportunity

Brain Health Needs Assessment

Our community needs assessment revealed that improving access to brain health services in the Dubuque region can greatly improve access to opportunity for residents. Keeping a steady job, staying out of jail, and supporting a healthy family are just a few of the ways access to these services can help people. 

Read the assessment

Debi Butler Founder, Brain Health Now

Breaking Down Barriers

Brain health touches many areas of the community — schools, service providers, the criminal justice system, families and more. Addressing it takes everyone.