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Iowa HHS Announces First Flu Deaths of Season

The Iowa Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announces today the first influenza-related deaths confirmed as occurring during the 2022-23 influenza season: both elderly people (81 years and over) from northern Iowa with underlying conditions. The current flu season began on October 3, 2022.

Friday, December 2, 2022/Author: Sarah Ekstrand/Number of views (78)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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HHS Promotes Healthy Habits for the Holidays

HHS Promotes Healthy Habits for the Holidays

 The Iowa Department of Health and Human Services is reminding Iowans to focus on healthy habits this fall and winter to prevent the spread of respiratory viruses. With the Thanksgiving holidays fast approaching, Iowans should get vaccinated for the flu and stay up to date on COVID-19 vaccines as well as following simple routines for staying healthy.

Wednesday, November 16, 2022/Author: Sarah Ekstrand/Number of views (576)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Iowa HHS Announces Nutrition and Food Insecurity Initiatives

Iowa HHS Announces Nutrition and Food Insecurity Initiatives

Iowa Stops Hunger and 5-2-1-0 Healthy Communities Announced

The Iowa Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announces two initiatives focused on healthy habits, nutrition and addressing food insecurity for Iowa families. “Though these programs have different goals and execution, helping Iowa families and communities lead healthier lives is deeply embedded in the HHS mission. Food insecurity, exacerbated by the rising cost of food and an increasing rate of obesity in Iowa drive the need for HHS to focus our attention on nutrition and health education. Through these programs, we reach Iowans in in 20 counties with programming that is collaborative, targeted and measurable,” said HHS Director Kelly Garcia.

Friday, October 21, 2022/Author: Sarah Ekstrand/Number of views (1121)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Iowa HHS Moves Forward Key Initiatives to Better Support Children and Families

Iowa HHS Moves Forward Key Initiatives to Better Support Children and Families

The Iowa Department of Health and Human Services (Iowa HHS) is in the process of significant organizational change. The Iowa Departments of Public Health and
Human Services recently came together as one agency to strengthen coordination amongst existing services and provide more comprehensive services to all Iowans. This initiative continues with a significant focus on how we serve children and families in Iowa. This includes assessing how we do our work and building an organizational structure and system that supports the changing needs in our state.

Tuesday, October 11, 2022/Author: Sarah Ekstrand/Number of views (1078)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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HHS Launches Naloxone Program for Iowa Organizations, Businesses and Schools

HHS Launches Naloxone Program for Iowa Organizations, Businesses and Schools

To help address the issue of opioid misuse, the Iowa Department of Health of Human Services (HHS) is expanding their initiative to provide naloxone (the opioid overdose reversal medication) to Iowa organizations, businesses and schools, which may be in a position to render aid to a person at risk of experiencing an opioid overdose.

Tuesday, October 4, 2022/Author: Sarah Ekstrand/Number of views (1692)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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