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Iowa's State Health Assessment (SHA)

Every 5 years, the Healthy Iowans - State Health Assessment process does three main tasks to answer the question: What are Iowa's Top Health Issues?

  1. Gets input from community members and organizations from across Iowa.
  2. Compares Iowa health data with other states and the US.
  3. Reviews Iowa health disparities and the national Healthy People topics.

What Are Iowa's Top Health Issues?

2021 SHA

2021 is the start of a new SHA. Later this year, we will publish the results here.


2016 SHA


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Jonn Durbin
Lucas State Office Building
321 E 12th Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50319-0075
Phone: (515) 281-8936

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Page last reviewed: June 7, 2021.

Page last updated: June 7, 2021.

Content source: Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of Public Health Performance