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UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Ankeny)

1055 Southwest Oralabor Road
Ankeny, IA 50023

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UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Jordan Creek)

180 Jordan Creek Pkwy
West Des Moines, IA 50266

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UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Waukee)

950 E Hickman Rd
Waukee, IA 50263

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UnityPoint Clinic Family Medicine | Urgent Care - Lakeview

6000 University Avenue
West Des Moines, IA 50266

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Altoona

2720 8th Street Southwest
Altoona, IA 50009

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Ankeny Medical Park

3625 North Ankeny Boulevard
Ankeny, IA 50023

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Ingersoll

2103 Ingersoll Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50312

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Merle Hay

4020 Merle Hay Road
Des Moines, IA 50310

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Southglen

6520 Southeast 14th Street
Des Moines, IA 50320

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Urbandale

5200 NW 100th Street
Urbandale, IA 50322

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Child Advocacy

The Center for Advocacy and Outreach is a statewide resource for education and information regarding children's issues. We work to mobilize citizens to advocate on behalf of children. Working with legislators and developing a grassroots network, we seek to give children and families a voice in policy decisions impacting child health and well-being.

What is Advocacy?

  • Speaking up
  • Promoting the cause of another
  • Seeing a need and finding a way to address it
  • Not just complaining - but finding solutions

Types of Advocacy

  • Self-Advocacy: Speaking up for ourselves and our family (e.g. talking to your child's teacher about a specific playground incident).
  • Case Advocacy: Helping someone deal with a complicated organization (e.g. helping a new neighbor enroll a child in school).
  • Public Education Advocacy: Making a presentation about an issue you care about (e.g. talking to groups about injury prevention).
  • Public Policy Advocacy: Anything done to influence a public official's vote or opinion (e.g. visiting with a legislator about upgrading child passenger safety laws).
  • Private Policy Advocacy: Anything done to influence or change a corporation's or other private institution's policy or behavior (e.g. promoting a letter-writing campaign asking restaurants to become smoke-free).