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IDPH Releases Suicide Prevention Plan

IDPH Releases Suicide Prevention Plan

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has released the Iowa Plan for Suicide Prevention 2015-2018. The plan seeks to reduce the annual number of deaths by suicide in Iowa by 10 percent by the year 2018 - a reduction of 41 from the 406 three-year average from 2012-2014 – with an ultimate goal of zero deaths by suicide.

Thursday, October 22, 2015/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (2311)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.0
Media Advisory Regarding Tyler Sash Death Investigation

Media Advisory Regarding Tyler Sash Death Investigation

After receipt of laboratory test results, the cause and manner of death was determined to be due to an accidental mixed drug toxicity involving methadone and hydrocodone.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (1818)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Iowa Hospitals Increase Breastfeeding Support Practices

Iowa Hospitals Increase Breastfeeding Support Practices

Hospital support for breastfeeding has improved since 2007, according to the latest CDC Vital Signs report released this week. The percentage of U.S. hospitals using a majority of the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding, the global standard for hospital care to support breastfeeding, increased from approximately 29 percent in 2007 to 54 percent in 2013, a nearly two-fold increase over six years. The percentage of Iowa hospitals using a majority of the Ten Steps has increased from about 12 percent in 2007 to 38 percent in 2013. Improved hospital care could increase rates of breastfeeding nationwide and contribute to healthier children.

 

Thursday, October 8, 2015/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (1683)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Iowa Water Systems Honored by CDC

Iowa Water Systems Honored by CDC

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced today that more than three dozen Iowa water systems have been awarded Water Fluoridation Quality Awards from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Thursday, October 8, 2015/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (1602)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
U.S. Surgeon General Gives Marching Orders to Walk

U.S. Surgeon General Gives Marching Orders to Walk

Earlier this month, U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek H. Murthy, announced a call to action to make American cities more ‘walkable.’ Dr. Murthy said walking is a simple, affordable way to get exercise, but only if people have a place to do it. This emphasis on creating safe and accessible walking routes in communities is central to the Iowa Department of Public Health’s (IDPH) Iowans Walking Assessment Logistics Kit (I-WALK) program.

Monday, October 5, 2015/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (1430)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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