Kere Hughes-Belding awarded funding to evaluate Iowa’s Project LAUNCH program

February 12, 2020

Kere Hughes-Belding, associate professor in human development and family studies, received $87,203 for her first year of her LAUNCH program evaluation. Project LAUNCH in Iowa is a five-year program that will improve mental health consultation and services to children and families in six counties in Iowa. It is a collaboration between the Iowa Department of Public Health, Drake University Head Start, and several collaborating mental health agencies. Mental health consultation will be provided to a variety of Head Start and cooperating preschool classrooms, and will increase access to clinical mental health services for children and caregivers. Funding comes from the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration to the Iowa Department of Public Health.. The five-year project will have a total funding of $464,600.

Contact Details:

Name: Kere Hughes-Belding
Phone: 515-294-8441
Department: in human development and family studies