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DPH Seeks Public Input to Inform the State Maternal Health Strategic Plan

DPH Seeks Public Input to Inform the State Maternal Health Strategic Plan

Author: Sarah Ekstrand/Tuesday, June 1, 2021/Categories: IDPH News

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The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) is undertaking a strategic planning process for statewide maternal health efforts. IDPH seeks input as to the strengths, challenges and areas of focus that are critical regarding the state’s maternal health needs. “We want to capture feedback from all Iowans who either work in or are passionate about maternal health,” said Marcus Johnson-Miller of IDPH’s Bureau of Family Health. “In particular, we are focusing on capturing input on the state’s efforts to reduce health disparities and improve reducing disease and death among mothers and babies, with special attention to maternal health outcomes.”

Maternal health efforts in the state aim to promote women’s health and infant health before, during, and after pregnancy as well as reducing disease and death among mothers and babies, with special attention to reducing population-specific disparities in these health outcomes. IDPH invites you to take the following survey as a part of our community engagement process to help inform the state’s maternal health strategic plan.

The survey will take an estimated 12 minutes to complete. All responses are anonymous and will be reported on in aggregate, meaning no responses can be individually identified. The survey will close on June 11, 2021.

Please view and complete the survey here.

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