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Suicide Prevention Week Set for Sept. 7-13

Suicide Prevention Week Set for Sept. 7-13

Governor Branstad will sign a proclamation September 4 designating September 7 through 13 as Suicide Prevention Week. According to the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), suicide is the tenth leading cause of death for all Iowans and the second leading cause of death for 15 to 24 year-olds and those ages 25 to 44.

Monday, October 5, 2015/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (1289)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
September is Recovery Month

September is Recovery Month

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) joins the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and local Iowa prevention and treatment agencies in recognition of Recovery Month, which seeks to educate Iowans about substance use treatment and mental health services that can enable those with a mental and/or substance use disorder to live a healthy and rewarding life.

Monday, October 5, 2015/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (1187)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Iowa Records First West Nile Virus Case of 2015

Iowa Records First West Nile Virus Case of 2015

The Iowa Department of Public Health today announced testing by the State Hygienic Lab (SHL) has confirmed the first human case of West Nile virus in Iowa this year. The case is an adult female (18 to 40 years of age) from Ringgold County, who is recovering.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (2523)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
State Funding Available for Child Burial Costs

State Funding Available for Child Burial Costs

Funding appropriated by the Iowa Legislature to the Iowa Department of Public Health is available to assist qualifying families with costs associated with the death of a child.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (2835)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
IDPH Launches Additional Iowa Public Health Tracking Portal Updates

IDPH Launches Additional Iowa Public Health Tracking Portal Updates

The Iowa Department of Public Health announces the launch of several new dashboards, reports, and updated navigation within the Iowa Public Health Tracking (IPHT).

Wednesday, August 12, 2015/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (2788)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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