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State Public Health Staff Climb Everest; You Can, Too!

State Public Health Staff Climb Everest; You Can, Too!

Nearly one dozen Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) staff in the Capitol complex Lucas building have climbed to the summit of Mt. Everest. None of them have left the building. Since January, more than 100 IDPH employees have been participating in the 26-week ‘Climbing Mt. Everest Fun Fitness Challenge,’ a program developed by a volunteer planning team in order to offer staff a simple, fun, and friendly opportunity to increase physical activity and decrease sitting time.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (2225)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
Categories: General Health
School-Based Oral Health Services Available

School-Based Oral Health Services Available

As back-to-school time creeps closer and closer, the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) reminds parents that oral health is important for a child’s overall health and school readiness. While a bright smile is an attractive feature, research shows dental health has an impact far deeper than outward appearance. Tooth decay impacts a child’s ability to learn, speak, eat and sleep.

Monday, July 20, 2015/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (2145)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Categories: General Health
Tags: I-Smile
IDPH Mobile App Provides Substance Use Information, Resources

IDPH Mobile App Provides Substance Use Information, Resources

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has released a new mobile app that is designed to provide important substance use information to Iowans. The Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) app gives individuals and/or treatment professionals the ability to quickly access and self-screen for risky or hazardous alcohol or drug use, provide general health information related to use, and to connect you or a loved one with resources. Links to Iowa-specific and national substance abuse treatment providers/resources are also included.

Monday, July 13, 2015/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (2264)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Categories: Behavioral Health
Youth Summit Focuses on Tobacco Use Prevention

Youth Summit Focuses on Tobacco Use Prevention

The Iowa Students for Tobacco Education and Prevention (ISTEP) summit will held in four Iowa communities June 23 through 26. Students will gather in Emmetsburg, Waverly, Fairfield and Harlan. This year’s summit theme is ‘Tobacco Knock Out.’

Wednesday, June 17, 2015/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (2567)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Categories: General Health
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HIV, STD and Hepatitis Conference Expected to Draw Hundreds

HIV, STD and Hepatitis Conference Expected to Draw Hundreds

More than 400 local, state and national physicians, public health professionals, social workers and advocates are expected June 18 and 19 in Des Moines for the Iowa HIV, STD and Hepatitis Conference. The conference features six general plenary sessions and 24 workshops focusing on HIV, STD and hepatitis prevention, care, and treatment options. This is the first such Iowa symposium in five years.

Thursday, June 11, 2015/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (2646)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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