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What is Public Health?

What is Public Health?

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) joins its local and national partners in recognizing National Public Health Week April 6 through 12. But what exactly is ‘public health?’ According to its formal definition, public health is the science of protecting the safety and improving the health of communities through education, policy making and research for disease and injury prevention. What does that really mean?

Thursday, April 2, 2015/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (401)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Categories: General Health
Governor Branstad Declares April Minority Health Month in Iowa

Governor Branstad Declares April Minority Health Month in Iowa

Governor Branstad today signed a proclamation declaring April Minority Health Month in Iowa. The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) joins local, state and national partners in recognizing this year’s theme, “30 Years of Advancing Health Equity - The Heckler Report: A Force for Ending Health Disparities in America.” This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Report of the Secretary’s Task Force on Black and Minority Health, released in 1985 under the leadership of former HHS Secretary Margaret Heckler. This landmark report marked the first convening of a group of health experts by the U.S. government to conduct a comprehensive study of racial and ethnic minority health.

Thursday, April 2, 2015/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (2044)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Categories: General Health
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