IA Department of Human Services Report of Joint Protocols and Program Models


“IVRS and DHS are key collaborators in EFSLMP.  “IVRS is the lead agency, but DHS has committed to staff and management resources and time. … Iowa has a “grassroots Employment First (E1st) initiative that influences the state’s employment service delivery system and involves a broad range of collaborators.
…“Iowa’s E1st Vision is that “‘Iowans with disabilities are employed at the same rate as other Iowans and receiving equal benefits.’”  The Mission of E1st is to ‘Change beliefs, practices, systems and funding so that employment in the general workforce is the first and preferred outcome in the provision of publically funded services for all working age Iowans with disabilities, regardless of level of disability.’”
State Policies & Initiatives: 
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
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