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Iowa Public Health Data

Public Health Tracking Portal

Click here to access the portal

The Iowa Public Health Tracking Program serves as a centralized source for public health data, resulting in:

  • Improved public health decision making:  Take advantage of high quality, accessible data and decision support tools.
  • Healthier Iowans in healthier communities:  Use data to perform thorough community health needs assessments and to create and implement impactful health improvement plans.
  • Increased opportunities for funding:  Use data to support grant applications and ensure secured funds are used on programs that provide the most value to Iowans.
  • Better use of time and resources:  Spend less time searching for data and more time using the data for valuable activities.

The Iowa Public Health Tracking portal integrates environmental and public health data and replaces the former IDPH Data Warehouse.

The Iowa Public Health Tracking program was initiated from a grant awarded to the Division of Environmental Health, which resulted in the creation of the Environmental Public Health Tracking (EPHT) Program. The initiative is supported by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and has been already carried out in 22 other states.  Click here to access the portal.

Environmental Public Health Tracking Program

What data are available?

The portal is continually being updated based on data availability, program needs, and user feedback.  Topics in the portal include:

  • Air Quality
  • Water Quality
  • Climate
  • Asthma
  • Birth Defects
  • Cancer
  • Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
  • Heart Attacks
  • Heat Related Illness
  • Lead Poisoning
  • Oral Health
  • Reproductive Outcomes

Dynamic general reports and population counts are also available.  Data are available at the state and county level.

Technical Information

New users should review the First Time Users section of the portal.

Answers to frequently asked questions can be found on the FAQ page. 

A help tab is also available on all data views.  The Data View Help tab provides information about how to filter, export and understand the data presented in the data view.

Public Portal

Public Portal users have the ability to create reports, use multiple data displays, and select export options. However, suppression rules have been applied to ensure confidentiality. The Public Portal is available to anyone visiting the IDPH website to allow for sharing and use of important data.

Access the Public Portal Here

Secure Portal

The Secure Portal is only available to approved users and has less suppression of data and additional tools. By removing restrictions, users have greater flexibility in generating reports and exporting data pertinent to their purpose. To request secure access, fill out and return the application on the Secure Access page of the Help section of the Public Portal.

Program Partners include:

  • IDPH Data Management Program
  • Public Health Tracking User Group
  • IDPH Environmental Public Health Tracking Team 
  • IDPH Bureau of Information Management
  • IDPH Programs and Bureaus
  • National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network

For more information about Public Health Data, please call (515) 725-2179 or use the Contact Us system to submit a question online.