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Improve maternal, infant, child, and family health and well-being in Iowa

How are we doing?

 IDPH Maternal, Infant and Child Health scorecard

What does IDPH do to improve maternal, infant, child, and family health and well-being in Iowa?

What can I do?

  • Establish healthcare coverage and a regular provider for yourself and your children.
  • Support families in getting their infant re-screened if they did not pass any of their screenings at birth.
  • Share with friends and colleagues how prevention, early intervention and timely treatment improve health for adolescents, prepare them for healthy adulthood, and decrease the incidence of many chronic diseases in adulthood.
  • Ask your healthcare provider about developmental screenings for your child.
  • Plan to improve your health before you are pregnant.  This offers the best chance of having a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby.