Family Resource Center

The Family Resource Center is a free service for the community, established in 1996, through a grant which continues to be funded by the Jennie Edmundson Foundation. 

Health information for our patients and their families

One of the most comprehensive facilities of its kind in the Midwest, Jennie Edmundson Family Resource Center provides free, current, easy-to-understand consumer health information to the public, through a lending library of books and videos, online computer searches, customized health information packets and community outreach.

Resource center topics

Family Resource Center nurses will research any health or wellness topic and mail the information to you free of charge. 

Our family-focused health information includes:

  • Advance Directives
  • Aging
  • Allergies
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Arthritis
  • Back and Neck Problems
  • Blood and Circulatory Disorders
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles
  • Brain and Nervous System
  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular Health
  • Child Abuse Prevention
  • Child Health and Development
  • Chronic Illness
  • Dental Health
  • Diabetes
  • Exercise and Fitness
  • Family Planning
  • General Health
  • Grief
  • Living Wills
  • Medications
  • Men's Health
  • Mental and Emotional Health
  • Newborn Care
  • Nutrition
  • Parenting and Family Life
  • Pregnancy and Childbirth
  • Respiratory Diseases
  • Safety Issues
  • Shaken Baby Syndrome
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Stress Management
  • Substance Abuse
  • Support Groups
  • Tests and Examinations
  • Wellness
  • Weight Control
  • Women's Health

Memory bags 

The Family Resource Center also provides Memory Bags for grieving children or adolescents who have lost a loved one. To receive a free memory bag, call (712) 396-4200.


The Family Resource Center is located on the ground floor of Jennie Edmundson Hospital. Enter the building through the west entrance, take elevator E to the ground floor and turn right.


Family Resource Center
933 E. Pierce St.
Council Bluffs, IA 51503


9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday - Thursday, closed Friday.