The mission of EyesOpenIowa (EOI) is to empower Iowa’s communities to provide young people with comprehensive sexual health information and services to make healthy and informed decisions about sex and relationships, both now and in the future.
EOI envisions a time when all of Iowa’s young people are knowledgeable about, empowered, and prepared to take control of their own sexual health throughout their lifetimes. We envision a time when schools, parents, grandparents and caregivers fully and accurately educate young people on anatomy, reproduction, preventing pregnancy and STIs, health relationships, and consent, just as they would other topics.
EyesOpenIowa Board of Directors
Melanie Boyd, Board Chair ~ Clarke County Hospital
Dr. Amy Bingaman, Vice Chair ~ Unity Point OB/GYN
Cindy Winckler ~ Iowa House of Representatives
Jennifer Hansen ~ West Bank
Jonny Stax ~ AdaptNation
Dr. Jamie Sebring ~ Cedar Rapids Community School District
Erin Cubit ~ Iowa Hospital Association
EyesOpenIowa is now taking intern applications for the 2018-2019 school year. If interested, please contact Kristin Fairholm.
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact us at 515.276.6788. We look forward to hearing from you!
Did you know?
Iowa Code Iowa Code section 279.50 requires public schools to provide age-appropriate and research-based instruction in human growth and development, including instruction about human sexuality, self-esteem, stress management, interpersonal relationships, AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome), HPV (Human Papilloma Virus), and the availability of a vaccine to prevent HPV in grades one through 12. Through its programs, EOI helps schools districts select sexual health education curricula that meet this mandate and fit the local community’s needs and values.