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Disease Intervention Specialist Importance Grows as STD Cases Rise (10/2/17)

Disease Intervention Specialist Importance Grows as STD Cases Rise (10/2/17)

The National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD) and the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) recognize October 6, 2017, as the annual Disease Interventionist Specialist (DIS) Day. DIS work across many program areas in public health; however, their primary focus is working with individuals diagnosed with HIV, syphilis, gonorrhea or chlamydia. DIS connect individuals diagnosed with these infections to important resources, confidentially notify anyone with potential exposure and direct all to appropriate medical treatment. The role they play is more important than ever as Iowa and the rest of the U.S. experience increases in many of these STDs.

Monday, October 2, 2017/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (1400)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Recovery Month Message: Treatment Works (9/18/17)

Recovery Month Message: Treatment Works (9/18/17)

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) joins the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and local Iowa prevention and treatment agencies in recognition of September as Recovery Month. Partners across the state are hosting Recovery Month events to celebrate the accomplishments of those working a program of recovery and those that helped them get there. 

Monday, September 18, 2017/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (567)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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IDPH Promotes New Concussion Management Guidelines (7/27/17)

IDPH Promotes New Concussion Management Guidelines (7/27/17)

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), in partnership with the Iowa Department of Education, is rolling out Concussion Management Guidelines for Iowa Schools. These guidelines expand recommendations currently available through a community-based model for concussion management called REAP. REAP stands for Remove/Reduce, Educate, Adjust/Accommodate and Pace.

Thursday, July 27, 2017/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (1365)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Healthy Homes are Smoke Free Homes (6/1/17)

Healthy Homes are Smoke Free Homes (6/1/17)

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) joins the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in recognizing June as the second annual National Healthy Homes Month (NHHM).

Thursday, June 1, 2017/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (1377)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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IDPH Receives $5.45 Million for Opioid Treatment Program (5/3/17)

IDPH Receives $5.45 Million for Opioid Treatment Program (5/3/17)

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has been awarded $5.45 million dollars over two years to address prescription opioid abuse and drug poisoning deaths. The funds, made available by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), are part of the U.S. Health and Human Services Opioid Initiative through the 21st Century Cures Act.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (1961)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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