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DPH Seeks Public Input to Inform the State Maternal Health Strategic Plan

DPH Seeks Public Input to Inform the State Maternal Health Strategic Plan

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) is undertaking a strategic planning process for statewide maternal health efforts. IDPH seeks input as to the strengths, challenges and areas of focus that are critical regarding the state’s maternal health needs.

Tuesday, June 1, 2021/Author: Sarah Ekstrand/Number of views (1328)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 2.0
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Test Iowa sites closed for Memorial Day holiday

Test Iowa sites closed for Memorial Day holiday

The five state-operated Test Iowa drive-thru sites and the State Hygienic Lab will be closed on Monday, May 31, for the Memorial Day holiday.

Friday, May 28, 2021/Author: Sarah Ekstrand/Number of views (1136)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Health and Human Services Alignment Website Announced

Health and Human Services Alignment Website Announced

Today the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) announce their new website, https://hhsalignment.iowa.gov/, to communicate updates to the public, media and stakeholders about the health and human services alignment assessment.

Over the next nine months, IDPH and DHS will embark on a health and human services alignment assessment with a contractor, Public Consulting Group (PCG), to identify shared program goals and align and integrate programs, practices and policies to improve delivery of services and most effectively leverage funding. The agencies will update the website regularly.

Wednesday, May 26, 2021/Author: Sarah Ekstrand/Number of views (1296)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Veggies and Fruits Increase Provides More Nutritional Access to WIC Families

Veggies and Fruits Increase Provides More Nutritional Access to WIC Families

In March, the American Rescue Plan Act authorized State WIC Agencies to enhance the WIC benefit for a period of four months, expanding the vegetable and fruit voucher for children over the age of one and women to $35.00 each month, per participant. This dollar amount is a significant increase from the previous monthly benefit.

Monday, May 24, 2021/Author: Sarah Ekstrand/Number of views (1132)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Adult Adoptees Can Now Apply for Non-certified Copy of Original Certificate of Birth

Adult Adoptees Can Now Apply for Non-certified Copy of Original Certificate of Birth

Today, Governor Reynolds signed new legislation that will allow an adopted adult whose original birth certificate was substituted with a new certificate after an adoption, to apply for and obtain a non-certified copy of the original certificate of birth, which will include biological parent information. The new
law will also allow an entitled person to apply for the adult adoptee’s original certificate prior to adoption if the adoptee is deceased.

Wednesday, May 19, 2021/Author: Sarah Ekstrand/Number of views (2216)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.7
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