Care Initiatives Board Announcements

Care Initiatives is pleased to announce the appointment of two new board members, Mary Jane Carothers and Betsy Rust, as well as the promotion of current board member Denise Strum, to board chair.   



{Des Moines, Iowa, May 17, 2022} – Care Initiatives launches CNA Mentorship Program.

Care Initiatives has launched a 12-location pilot program for Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) staff development. The CNA Mentorship Program is designed to give newly-hired CNAs a consistent point of contact from orientation through their initial six months of their employment. The program will include orientation, training, and professional mentoring by an experienced CNA selected by facility leadership to serve as a mentor.

Care initiatives Donates $10,000 to 24/7 BLAC

{Waterloo, Iowa, March 9, 2022} – Care Initiatives donates $10,000 to 24/7 Black Leadership Advancement Consortium. 

On March 4, 2022, Members of Care Initiatives DEI Council met with board members of 24/7 Black Leadership Advancement Consortium (“BLAC”) to deliver a $10,000 donation in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and Black History Month.

Care Initiatives Makes Donation to the APTA Iowa Foundation

{Des Moines, Iowa, March 9, 2022} – Care Initiatives donates to APTA Iowa Foundation.

On February 24, 2022, Members of Care Initiatives leadership met with leadership from APTA Iowa to deliver a donation to support the education of physical therapy and physical therapy assistant students.


Care Initiatives launches Leadership Academy for company leaders.

To further develop the organization’s leaders, Care Initiatives has launched its Leadership Academy.  The Leadership Academy is a 12-month program designed to equip leaders with the tools, resources and knowledge needed to thrive in the ever-evolving healthcare industry.  The program will consist of in-person and virtual sessions with strategically aligned projects.  Participants will also receive professional coaching to help them reach their professional goals.

Care Initiatives Pledges $5000 To Native American Child Care Center

On November 16, 2021, Care Initiatives pledged $5,000 to the Native American Child Care Center in honor of Native American Heritage Month.  This donation was made to support the mission of the NACCC to provide child-care services and an early childhood education and development program primarily for, but not limited to pre-school children who identify with the Native American heritage.