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Iowa Pharmacies Offer Free NARCAN® (7/14/20)

Iowa Pharmacies Offer Free NARCAN® (7/14/20)

In an effort to further reduce the number of opioid-involved deaths in Iowa, the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), in partnership with the Iowa Board of Pharmacy, is sponsoring a new initiative that makes NARCAN® 4mg nasal spray (naloxone) available for free at local pharmacies. Any individual 18 years of age or older can request to be screened by a pharmacist for eligibility to receive NARCAN®. If approved, the pharmacy may dispense up to two NARCAN® 4mg nasal spray kits at no charge to the recipient.

Tuesday, July 14, 2020/Author: Anonym/Number of views (5524)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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Iowa Records First Sustained Reduction in HIV Diagnoses since Reporting Began (6/11/20)

Iowa Records First Sustained Reduction in HIV Diagnoses since Reporting Began (6/11/20)

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has released the 2019 Iowa End-of-Year HIV Surveillance Report. The report shows a 30% reduction in HIV diagnoses over the last three years – this is the first sustained reduction in HIV diagnoses since HIV reporting began in 1998.

Thursday, June 11, 2020/Author: Anonym/Number of views (3088)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.1
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Free Opioid Overdose Reversal Drug (12/12/19)

Free Opioid Overdose Reversal Drug (12/12/19)

Iowans who want to be prepared in the event they encounter someone experiencing an opioid overdose can now obtain free naloxone (Narcan nasal spray) through the statewide Tele-Naloxone Project. The result of a partnership between the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC), the project hopes to remove the barriers of cost and access for individuals.

Thursday, December 12, 2019/Author: Anonym/Number of views (5350)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.8
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Iowa Data Finds 4 of 5 Suicide Deaths are Male (10/2/19)

Iowa Data Finds 4 of 5 Suicide Deaths are Male (10/2/19)

A report released this week by the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) shows the majority of violent deaths in Iowa are classified as suicide and 4 out of 5 suicides are males. The Iowa Violent Death Reporting System (IAVDRS) is a CDC-funded statewide surveillance system that collects information on violent deaths from death certificates, and medical examiner and law enforcement reports. Iowa began collecting these data in 2015.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019/Author: Anonym/Number of views (4504)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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As STDs Increase, Work of Disease Intervention Specialists Increasingly Important (10/1/19)

As STDs Increase, Work of Disease Intervention Specialists Increasingly Important (10/1/19)

The National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD) and the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) recognize October 4, 2019, as annual Disease Interventionist Specialist (DIS) Recognition Day. DIS work across many program areas in public health; however, their primary focus is in the field of sexual health and specifically sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) such as HIV, syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia. 

Tuesday, October 1, 2019/Author: Anonym/Number of views (4449)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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