Steering Committee & Partners


Lorrie Reddish - Chair

(Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital)

Erin Planalp

(Legal Aid)

Maria Sieck

(Pottawattamie County Public Health)

Mindy Blair

(Heartland Family Service)

Sandy Green

(Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital)

Sherrie McDonald

(Connections Agency Area on Aging)

Tara Slevin

(Jennie Edmundson Foundation)


Connections Agency Area on Aging

Connections Area Agency on Aging is proud to serve individuals and families in western, southwestern and south central Iowa as they seek solutions and strive for independence and dignity.    

Link to Connections Agency on Aging

Heartland Family Service

 The mission of Heartland Family Service is to strengthen individuals and families in our community through education, counseling, and support services.  

Link to Heartland Family Service

Jennie Edmundson Foundation

 The Jennie Edmundson Foundation has been dedicated to helping Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital fulfill its mission “To improve the quality of life by caring for the body and mind.” The Jennie Edmundson Foundation supports programs that benefit our patients and their families, our employees, volunteers, students, and the communities we serve in Council Bluffs and southwest Iowa.  

Link to Jennie Edmundson Foundation

Legal Aid

Iowa Legal Aid is a nonprofit organization providing critical legal assistance to low-income and vulnerable Iowans who have nowhere else to turn.   

Link to Iowa Legal Aid

Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital

Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital has served the health and medical needs of southwestern Iowa since 1886. We have the only accredited cancer program in southwest Iowa. Our hospital is recognized for excellence in key quality measures for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care.   

Link to Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital

Pottawattamie County Public Health

No current website link.

Methodist Physicians Clinic

We are in your neighborhood with more than 20 clinic locations throughout Omaha and Southwest Iowa including 5 Urgent Care clinics.  


Visiting Nurse Association

When VNA arrives at your door, you can expect to be taken care of, wherever you call home. Backed by a tradition of nursing, VNA offers a wide range of in-home and community-based services to individuals of all ages and stages of life. 



All Care Health Center

Our providers believe in a patient-centered, team-based approach to care. The team consists of you, your health care provider, other health care professionals and trusted friends and family members. This team works together to help make the best choices about your health.   

Link to All Care Health Center

Bayliss Neighborhood Association

No current website link.

Bluffs Taxi Service

A link to the White Pages.

Link to Bluffs Taxi Service

Bridges Out of Poverty, Omaha.

Empowering under-resourced families to change their lives by discovering and overcoming barriers to success.

Link to Bridges Out of Poverty, Omaha.

Casino Cab

Whether you're planning to have too much fun to drive or don't have access to a vehicle whenever you need one, taxi service is a necessary part of life.   

Link to Casino Cab

Council Bluffs Fire Department

The Council Bluffs Fire Department (CBFD) provides a full range of life safety protection for the 60,000 plus residents who live in Iowa's eighth-largest city.   

Link to Council Bluffs Fire Department

Food Bank of the Heartland

Our mission is to  provide emergency and supplemental food to the people in need in Nebraska and western Iowa. 

Link to Food Bank of the Heartland

HELP Adult Services

Health Equipment & Long-Term Planning (HELP) is a unique, nonprofit organization that improves quality of life and independence for seniors, adults and teenagers. Serving more than 7,000 people in eastern Nebraska and southwest Iowa, HELP comprises two programs: low-cost medical equipment rentals and long-term care planning.  

Link to HELP Adult Servies

Hillcrest Health Services

We offer an integrated system of care designed to enhance your life. No matter what your needs may be, our continuum of care offers the services you need to transition seamlessly throughout our system. 

Link to Hillcrest Health Services

Home Nursing With Heart

There’s nothing more personal than your health. And yet, that’s one thing that’s often missing from home health care – the personalization that comes from getting to know you as the person you are. At Home Nursing With Heart, that’s where our care begins. 

Link to Home Nursing With Heart

Iowa Healthcare Collaborative

We work to align Iowa hospitals, clinics, and other providers in their understanding and equip them to thrive in the new and ever-changing value-based healthcare system. 

Link to Iowa Healthcare Collaborative

Kindred Home Care

Kindred at Home offers a variety of services from skilled nursing and rehabilitation to non-medical personal assistance, wherever you call home. 

Link to Kindred Home Care

League of Human Dignity

We at the League of Human Dignity are concerned with the rights and quality of life of people with disabilities.   

Link to League of Human Dignity

Omaha Bridges Out of Poverty

Empowering under-resourced families to change their lives by discovering and overcoming barriers to success. 

Link to Omaha Bridges Out of Poverty

PatientMatters (Medical Insurance)

PatientMatters is transforming the financial experience of care one patient at a time, helping hospitals provide a financial experience every bit as compassionate and professional as their clinical care.    

Link to PatientMatters

Pottawattamie County Veterans Affairs

American Legion Post 2  

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 737 

Disabled American Veterans Chapter 5 

Vietnam Veteran of America Chapter 798 

Link to Pottawattamie County Veterans Affairs


Quitting tobacco is a process.  Whether you are thinking about quitting, are not yet ready to quit, or have already quit, Quitline Iowa can help you with each step of the way.   

Link to Quitline

Refuge Church

 Refuge... A shelter... a hiding place. The Refuge Church Council Bluffs is a place where instruction from God's Word transforms, heals and provides hope.


Link To Refuge Church

Super Saver Pharmacy

Located at 1141N Broadway, Council Bluffs, IA. 


Taking It To The Streets

Matthew 25:35-40 

I was hungry, and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you come to visit me..

Link to Taking It To The Streets


Whether helping an employer improve the health and well-being of its employees, a state Medicaid director with cost containment or managing federal programs that are advancing innovation in healthcare delivery, the depth and breadth of our healthcare expertise is what sets us apart.    


The YMCA of Greater Omaha

The YMCA of Greater Omaha offers its members and non members a wealth of programs so everyone has the opportunity to get involved as people and as members of their community.   


Walgreens Pharmacy

Located at 535 E Broadway, Council Bluffs, IA