Healthy Iowans: Iowa’s Health Improvement Plan 2012-2016 focuses on 39 critical health needs and provides a blueprint for addressing them. It builds on health planning that is already taking place by numerous private and public sector organizations across the state.
Iowa's health improvement plan provides a starting point to identify strategies and initiatives that are addressing critical health needs with the understanding that no one plan can reflect everything that is being done to tackle Iowans' needs. It is intended to be a flexible document that is updated annually to reflect new and changed strategies and to monitor progress in meeting the plan's goals.
State Health Profile for Iowa
To help in identifying priority health issues and to track progress in improving Iowans' health, IDPH partnered with the University of Iowa, College of Public Health’s Center for Public Health Statistics on the 2015 State Health Profile for Iowa. The 221-page profile includes hundreds of indicators on the following topics: demographics, access to quality health services and support, acute diseases, addictive behaviors, chronic diseases, environmental health, healthy living, injury and violence, mental health and mental preparedness, and preparedness and response.