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Funding Expanded for 5-2-1-0 Healthy Choices Count (7/22/2020)

Funding Expanded for 5-2-1-0 Healthy Choices Count (7/22/2020)

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced expanded funding of 5-2-1-0 – Healthy Choices Count!, which began in 2017 in Iowa. Five new communities will receive grants, while eleven communities currently funded for the initiative will receive additional grants. The funded communities will work to create environments that support healthy choices. Bringing evidence-based strategies for healthy living into communities, schools, childcare and out-of-school programs, health care practices and workplaces, 5-2-1-0 Healthy Choices Count! reaches children and adults where they live, learn, work, and play.

Wednesday, July 22, 2020/Author: Anonym/Number of views (3268)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 2.5
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 (8281)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.8
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Celebrate Safely this Independence Day by Protecting Yourself and Others from COVID-19

Celebrate Safely this Independence Day by Protecting Yourself and Others from COVID-19

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) wants you to have a fun and safe holiday weekend, and do your part to limit the spread of COVID-19.

Thursday, July 2, 2020/Author: Anonym/Number of views (6885)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.7
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 (3379)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.2
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