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SIEDA Community Action accredited

Jul 22, 2013

OTTUMWA — The Southern Iowa Economic Development Association Community Action Behavioral Health and Treatment Services received a three-year accreditation by CARF International; the highest level of accreditation available to a behavioral health program.

With this, the SIEDA Behavioral Health and Treatment services is one of a handful of programs in southeast Iowa accredited to serve adults, adolescents and children who struggle with alcohol and drug abuse and dependency as well as other mental health issues.

CARF accreditation is awarded to agencies that exemplify their commitment to improving the quality of lives of the persons served. Behavioral Health and Treatment Services demonstrated a pattern of practice excellence in the services they provide, personnel they employ and clinical documentation. Brian Dunn, executive director of SIEDA Community Action, was very pleased with the announcement of their accreditation.

“The CARF accreditation is a testament to the hard work and commitment to excellence our Behavioral Health and Treatment Services team demonstrates each and every day,” Dunn said. “That our team was able to receive the highest-possible accreditation on their first attempt reinforces what we have always known: we provide quality services to our communities. I could not be more proud of our team.”

SIEDA Community Action, a private organization established in 1965 as a community action agency, implements a range of services designed to strengthen families, promote child development and help individuals and families with basic needs.

Through SIEDA programs, individuals in Appanoose, Davis, Jefferson, Keokuk, Mahaska, Van Buren and Wapello counties are better prepared to meet their basic needs. With this strong foundation, individuals and families are more likely to become self-reliant and contribute positively to their families and communities.


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