Iowa Department of Public Health

The Iowa Department of Public Health partners with local public health departments, non-profit organizations, health care providers, policymakers, businesses and many others to work together to protect and improve the health of Iowans. Public health strives to improve the quality of life for all Iowans by assuring access to evidence-based population-health programs, services and activities in the following areas:

Promotehealthy living;
Preventinjuries and violence;
Protectagainst environmental hazards;
Assure access to quality health services;
Preventepidemics and the spread of disease;
Improve and support public health performance; and
Preparefor, respondto, and recoverfrom emergencies.