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Iowans Invited to Help Shape State Health Plan

Iowans Invited to Help Shape State Health Plan

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has begun development of the most comprehensive health needs assessment ever undertaken by the department. A statewide effort designed to help Iowans live longer, healthier, more productive lives will be outlined in the Healthy Iowans: Iowa’s Health Improvement Plan 2017-2021.

Thursday, December 17, 2015/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (1986)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Inaugural Data on Iowa Mothers Released

Inaugural Data on Iowa Mothers Released

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), as part of a cooperative project with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has released its first report of the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Survey (PRAMS). Iowa joined the PRAMS project in 2011 and began collecting data in February of 2013. Since that time, more than 5,000 Iowa mothers have been asked to provide information on their experiences and behaviors before, during and after pregnancy.

Monday, December 14, 2015/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (2143)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.0
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Iowa Climbs Two Spots in National Health Rankings

Iowa Climbs Two Spots in National Health Rankings

The 26th annual America’s Health Rankings report, compiled by the United Health Foundation, is out today and shows Iowa has climbed two places in the overall rankings to 22nd in the nation. While the report represents a snapshot in time, it does give an indication of some of the public health successes Iowa has seen in the last year, along with remaining challenges.

Thursday, December 10, 2015/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (2390)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Keep Your Holidays Healthy

Keep Your Holidays Healthy

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) reminds Iowans that vaccinations and healthy behaviors are the best ways to prevent the spread of illness during this holiday season. “There is still time to get a flu vaccination to offer protection over the holidays,” said IDPH Medical Director, Dr. Patricia Quinlisk. “As people gather for meals and parties, they’re more likely to spread illness around. Receiving the flu vaccine will help you stay healthy to enjoy all the festivities, and will also keep you from making others sick.”

Wednesday, December 9, 2015/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (2140)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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What Gift Are You Giving Your Child?

What Gift Are You Giving Your Child?

With the holiday shopping season in full swing, Iowans are busy looking for fun and memorable gifts for family and friends; however, not all gifts are intended for all ages and audiences. The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) urges Iowans to think about the appropriateness of the gifts you give this season.

“Gift items like alcohol and lottery tickets are reserved for the adult marketplace and other popular gifts like certain movies and video games may not be appropriate for everyone on your list,” said Eric Preuss of the IDPH Office of Problem Gambling Treatment and Prevention. Preuss says it is especially important to be aware of the potential risks associated with gambling-related gifts. 

 

 

Tuesday, December 8, 2015/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (2026)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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