An initiative of the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque
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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New Brain Health Needs Assessment Released
Bridging Brain Health Gaps
$50,000 grant will support childrens brain health, education and care
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.
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“The Community Foundation is uniquely positioned to do systems change work. We can forge partnerships among local leaders to find solutions to regional issues. That’s the blueprint for change.”
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.
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.
Children’s Brain Health Training Funding
Licensed mental health professionals in Dubuque County are invited to apply for funding for their continuing education.
Brain Health One-Pager
Learn more about how our Brain Health initiative works and the need it is addressing in the region.
Mobile Crisis Unit
When a police call involves a brain health emergency but no crime, the responding officer can contact Hillcrest Family Services, which connects the person in crisis with services and keep them out of jail or the emergency room.
Community Foundation to establish children’s brain health working group
A Blueprint for Change
"A community that cares about the one in five people who have a brain health issue treats them with the same respect, dignity and support as people with other illnesses, such as cancer, diabetes and heart disease."
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.