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April 10-16 is STD Awareness Week

April 10-16 is STD Awareness Week

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) are increasingly impacting Iowans. Preliminary data from the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) for 2021 show significant increases in some STDs. 

Monday, April 11, 2022/Author: Sarah Ekstrand/Number of views (2272)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Iowa Health and Human Services Agencies Release Final Change Package and Functional Organization Chart

Iowa Health and Human Services Agencies Release Final Change Package and Functional Organization Chart

The Iowa Departments of Public Health (IDPH) and Human Services (DHS) are one step closer to becoming a single agency. Today the Departments released the final change package and functional organizational chart. This serves as the roadmap to bring together both agencies under a single leadership structure. The goal of this work is to strengthen coordination amongst existing services and provide more comprehensive services to all Iowans. This will also allow us to gain efficiencies and better leverage resources to reinvest in our system. There are no plans for layoffs or to discontinue existing programs or services.

Thursday, March 24, 2022/Author: Sarah Ekstrand/Number of views (3415)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.0
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IDPH Celebrates International Adolescent Health Week

IDPH Celebrates International Adolescent Health Week

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) is recognizing International Adolescent Health Week March 20-26, 2022, and encourages all Iowans to put the health, safety, and well-being of children first every day, but especially during this week.

Tuesday, March 22, 2022/Author: Sarah Ekstrand/Number of views (1925)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 2.0
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March Is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

March Is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month in Iowa. As part of this annual health observance, the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) is encouraging Iowans starting at the age of 45 to get screened for colorectal cancer (CRC).

Thursday, March 10, 2022/Author: Sarah Ekstrand/Number of views (2225)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month

March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), in collaboration with the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG), recognizes March as Problem Gambling Awareness Month (PGAM).

Thursday, March 3, 2022/Author: Sarah Ekstrand/Number of views (2566)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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