Gov. Kim Reynolds released the following statement in response to HF 2673 passing the Iowa Senate: 

“Iowa has made significant progress in behavioral health care in recent years, from expanding adult services to establishing the first children’s mental health system and increasing funding. But more must be done to align services, making it easier for Iowans to get the help they need and for providers to better coordinate their care. This legislation takes the next step to strengthen the system by aligning services statewide. 

“By combining Iowa’s 32 mental health and substance use regions into seven unified behavioral health districts, we can provide consistent services, coordinate care system wide, and, most importantly, improve outcomes for Iowans.”