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Last year, we provided our readers with two new resources - the Advocate's Guide to Mental Health and Disability Services Redesign and the 2013 Guide to the Iowa Legislature.  Both guides were so popular, demand went way beyond our resources.  This year, we have updated both guides and they are now available without charge to our readers.  


The Advocate's Guide to Mental Health & Disability Services Redesign
was our basic primer on the changes made to the mental health and disability services system; it was used with our 2012-2013 "Community Conversations" series.  We have updated this Guide to include changes made in the 2013 legislative session, and challenges ahead in the 2014 session. 

  • Click here for the Updated Advocate's Guide to Mental Health & Disability Services Redesign.
  • Click here for the original Advocate's Guide to Mental Health & Disability Services Redesign.

The Guide to the Iowa Legislature
includes everything you need to know about the Iowa Legislature, legislators, the legislative process, committees, schedules, statewide elected officials and more.  Since this Guide was published and mailed to our readers last year, there have been five special elections, changes in leadership, and several committee changes.  We have updated this Guide for the 2014 session, and it will be printed after all the special elections are done (December). 

  • You can get a revised version of this updated 2014 Guide to the Iowa Legislature hereThis was updated on 11/20/2013 to reflect results of State Senate special election - but will not be complete until another State Representative special election is over in January 2014.



If you get infoNET by mail:  You will  receive a final printed 2014 Guide to the Iowa Legislature when it is available.

If you get infoNET by email: You will not receive a printed copy of the 2014 Guide to the Iowa Legislature in the mail.  If you would like a free printed copy, please email us at infonet@idaction.org.  Please include your name, address, and phone number.