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IDPH Launches YourLifeIowa.org Website (11/1/17)

IDPH Launches YourLifeIowa.org Website (11/1/17)

A new website created by the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) offers a one-stop hub for Iowans looking for help with suicide prevention, problem gambling and substance abuse. The YourLifeIowa.org website integrates information and resources previously found on three separate sites.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (4451)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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IDPH Receives Funding to Fight Prescription Drug Misuse (10/24/17)

IDPH Receives Funding to Fight Prescription Drug Misuse (10/24/17)

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has been awarded more than $1.8 million dollars through August 31, 2021 to increase awareness and prevention of prescription drug misuse. The Strategic Prevention Framework for Prescription Drugs (SPF-Rx) grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) will fund Polk, Jasper and Scott counties to help reduce prescription drug abuse.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (1430)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Disease Intervention Specialist Importance Grows as STD Cases Rise (10/2/17)

Disease Intervention Specialist Importance Grows as STD Cases Rise (10/2/17)

The National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD) and the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) recognize October 6, 2017, as the annual Disease Interventionist Specialist (DIS) Day. DIS work across many program areas in public health; however, their primary focus is working with individuals diagnosed with HIV, syphilis, gonorrhea or chlamydia. DIS connect individuals diagnosed with these infections to important resources, confidentially notify anyone with potential exposure and direct all to appropriate medical treatment. The role they play is more important than ever as Iowa and the rest of the U.S. experience increases in many of these STDs.

Monday, October 2, 2017/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (1693)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Recovery Month Message: Treatment Works (9/18/17)

Recovery Month Message: Treatment Works (9/18/17)

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) joins the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and local Iowa prevention and treatment agencies in recognition of September as Recovery Month. Partners across the state are hosting Recovery Month events to celebrate the accomplishments of those working a program of recovery and those that helped them get there. 

Monday, September 18, 2017/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (763)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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IDPH Promotes New Concussion Management Guidelines (7/27/17)

IDPH Promotes New Concussion Management Guidelines (7/27/17)

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), in partnership with the Iowa Department of Education, is rolling out Concussion Management Guidelines for Iowa Schools. These guidelines expand recommendations currently available through a community-based model for concussion management called REAP. REAP stands for Remove/Reduce, Educate, Adjust/Accommodate and Pace.

Thursday, July 27, 2017/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (1608)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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