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IDPH Awarded Three-Year Project to Address Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia

IDPH Awarded Three-Year Project to Address Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) was awarded a three-year project to build capacity to promote Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia risk reduction and prevention, early diagnosis, management of comorbidities, and caregiver support.

Wednesday, September 9, 2020/Author: Alex Carfrae/Number of views (2288)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.2
Iowa Begins Pilot Program to Expand Newborn Screening (7/1/20)

Iowa Begins Pilot Program to Expand Newborn Screening (7/1/20)

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) Iowa Newborn Screening Program, in partnership with the North Dakota Newborn Screening Program, today begins a pilot to screen all newborns for Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA).

Wednesday, July 1, 2020/Author: Anonym/Number of views (2210)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.2
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IDPH Receives $4.4 Million Cooperative Agreement to Increase Cancer Screening (6/23/20)

IDPH Receives $4.4 Million Cooperative Agreement to Increase Cancer Screening (6/23/20)

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has been awarded a $4.4 million dollar cooperative agreement to increase colorectal cancer screening rates. The department will receive $883,027 annually for five years.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020/Author: Anonym/Number of views (2326)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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February is Children’s Dental Health Month (1/27/20)

February is Children’s Dental Health Month (1/27/20)

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) reminds parents the key to a lifelong, healthy smile is early preventive care. Beginning regular dental visits by the age of 1 year, using fluoridated water and brushing twice a day can help prevent painful cavities from forming in a child’s mouth.

Monday, January 27, 2020/Author: Anonym/Number of views (2200)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Iowa Ranks in Top 20 Nationally for Community Water Fluoridation (1/24/20)

Iowa Ranks in Top 20 Nationally for Community Water Fluoridation (1/24/20)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released the 2016 biennial water fluoridation statistics. Iowa is ranked 14th in the nation with over 2 million people receiving fluoridated water. In 2016, the CDC used a new methodology to generate more accurate population estimates, causing incomparable data to previous years.

Friday, January 24, 2020/Author: Anonym/Number of views (2307)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.4
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