Children's System State Board

The Children’s System State Board (Children’s Board) is the single point of responsibility in the development and implementation of a Children’s Mental Health System (Children’s System) that is committed to improving children’s well-being, building healthy and resilient children, providing for educational growth, and coordinating medical and mental health care for those in need. The Children’s Board is authorized by Governor Reynold’s Executive Order 2 signed on April 23, 2018.

The Children’s Board consists of 18 voting members appointed by the Governor. The Children’s Board is co-chaired by the Department of Human Services and Department of Education. The Children’s Board is required to develop a strategic plan with recommendations to create and implement a Children’s System and submit to the Governor and General Assembly by November 15, 2018.

The Children’s System State Board meetings are open to the public.

Children’s Board Meetings:

2018 Meeting Schedule

2018 Meeting agendas, minutes, and materials

Member Lists:



Children’s Board meeting notices and other information are distributed by email prior to meetings. For current information about meetings and activities, or to be added to the electronic distribution list to receive meeting notices, contact:

Julie Maas
Division of Mental Health & Disability Services
Iowa Department of Human Services
Hoover State Office Building, 5th Floor
1305 E. Walnut Street
Des Moines, IA 50319
Phone: 515-281-3785
Fax: 515-242-6036