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Five Iowa Health Systems Launch Statewide Alert Notification System

Five Iowa Health Systems Launch Statewide Alert Notification System

Iowa Medicaid Enterprise (IME) and the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) are pleased to announce five Iowa health care systems have begun using the Statewide Alert Notification (SWAN) system. This tool provides real-time, secure notifications to care teams regarding emergency room visits, admissions and discharges of their members.

Friday, June 24, 2016/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (2863)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Warmer Weather Prompts Public Health Reminder

Warmer Weather Prompts Public Health Reminder

With temperatures expected to rise above 90 degrees for the first time this year, the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) reminds Iowans to keep health in mind during the hot weather.

Thursday, June 9, 2016/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (2306)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
State Report Focuses on Complete Streets

State Report Focuses on Complete Streets

A new report prepared by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach for the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) finds only about 25 percent of Iowa’s largest cities have policies that support streets that serve cars, bikes, buses and walkers – so called ‘complete streets’ which are accessible to everyone.

Monday, June 6, 2016/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (2093)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Iowa Zika Transmission Threat is Low

Iowa Zika Transmission Threat is Low

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) is urging Iowans to remember to protect themselves against mosquito bites this summer, not because of a Zika virus threat, but because of the much more likely consequence of West Nile virus. IDPH Director Gerd Clabaugh and IDPH Deputy State Epidemiologist Dr. Ann Garvey joined Governor Branstad today at his weekly press conference to discuss the realistic threat of Zika virus to Iowans.

Monday, June 6, 2016/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (1934)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
New Study Finds Fewer Iowans are Gambling

New Study Finds Fewer Iowans are Gambling

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has released a new study on gambling among Iowa adults. Gambling Attitudes and Behaviors: A 2015 Survey of Adult Iowans, prepared by the University of Northern Iowa Center for Social and Behavioral Research, estimates almost 1.6 million adult Iowans gambled during the past 12 months.
Friday, June 3, 2016/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (2165)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.3
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