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Healthy Iowans: Iowa's Health Improvement Plan 2017-2021
Healthy Iowans: Iowa's Health Improvement Plan 2017-2021 includes goals, objectives, and strategies along with resources to protect and improve the health of Iowans over the next five years. Nearly 100 public and private groups agreed to implement the strategies outlined in the plan. Central to the plan are 26 top health issues selected through an assessment process that began in every county. Every year, progress is tracked, and the plan is revised as needed to account for changes as well as emerging issues. The Iowa Department of Public Health serves as the coordinating agency for the document. Comments and questions about the plan are welcome.
The health improvement plan is provided here in its entirety and as topic-specific files. This version of the plan was revised in August 2019. Annual progress reports and previous plans are provided below. The 2020 Progress Report documents progress Iowa made during 2019; it is based on assessments from partners contributing goals, measurable objectives and strategies.
Current Plan (revised August 2019)
Health Equity/Social Determinants of Health
- Health Equity & the Social Determinants of Health
- Safe, Affordable Housing
- Maternal, Infant, and Early & Middle Childhood; Adolescence; Early, Middle, and Older Adulthood
Health System Improvement
- Health System Improvement & Evidence-Based Decision Making
- Insurance Affordability & Coverage
- Lack of Primary Care Services
- Adolescent Immunizations
- Flu Immunizations
- Substance Abuse
- Tobacco/Nicotine Use
- Heart Disease
- Network infrastructure, planning, & notification
- Obesity, Nutrition, & Physical Activity
- Lack of Oral Health/Dental Services
- Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Injury and Violence
- Motor Vehicle Crashes
- Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)/Trauma Informed Care
- Occupational & Farm Safety
Mental Health, Illness, and Suicide
- Lack of Mental Health Services
- Mental Health
- Mental Illnesses
Annual Progress Reports