History The vision of the Emerging Philanthropists Society of United Way of Johnson County (UWJC) helped establish healthcare for area children in 2007. Their $37,500 contribution launched a series of gifts and an initiative to care for Iowa City area school-aged children.
Mercy Iowa City announced a series of five annual gifts of $100,000 for a total of $500,000 to endow the Healthy Kids Community Care that same year. The first gift to the Community Foundation of Johnson County was made in January 2008 for the purpose of sustaining school-based health clinics.
United Way of Johnson County, Community Foundation of Johnson County and the Iowa City Community School District Foundation united to raise funds to establish school-based health clinics to serve all students with unmet medical needs.
The first funds, equaling 5 percent of the endowment, became available to fund clinic operations in 2013.
Additional Healthy Kids Community Care partners united to overcome a barrier to learning in the Johnson County area include: Alberhasky Eye Clinc - O.C. and Betty Beasley - Children’s Center for Therapy - Civco Medical Solutions - Community Foundation of Johnson County - Carol and Gary Fethke - Hawkeye Title Services - Hills Bank and Trust Co. Hodge Construction - Iowa Pediatric Dental Center - Johnson County Medical Society - MidWestOne Bank - North Liberty Family Health Centre - Neumann Monson Architects- Art and Ginger Nowak - Pediatric Associates - Progressive Rehab Associates - Steindler Orthopedic Clinic - The Iowa Children’s Museum - Toyota-Scion of Iowa City - University of Iowa Health Care - Herb and Janice Wilson - UnitedHealthcare - University of Iowa Community Credit Union - United Way of Johnson County.
Get Moving for Healthy Kids Race
In 2010, Healthy Kids partners hosted the first Get Moving for Healthy Kids at West High. The race has been held annually ever since.