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Strategic Planning

The IDPH Strategic Plan defines our vision for the future. It reflects what the department plans to achieve as an organization, how we will achieve it, and how we will know if we have achieved it. The strategic plan provides a guide for making decisions and allocating resources to pursue strategies and priorities. It also reflects our commitment to the continued strengthening of our ties with local public health and other critical public and private partners.

The IDPH Strategic Plan reflects movement toward an integrated flow of programs and services, all of which build upon our vision of Healthy Iowans in Healthy Communities and keep us moving forward on the path to becoming the healthiest state in the nation. And, in fulfilling our vision for IDPH as Iowa’s Leader for Population Health, we reaffirm our mission of Protecting and Improving the Health of Iowans.

The IDPH Strategic Plan is the foundation upon which future reflection and adjustments can be built. It is important to regularly review and revise the plan to ensure that the we are on track to meet goals and targets. The current plan and reports on progress are provided below.

Iowa Department of Public Health Strategic Plan

2017-2021 Plan PDF: Click to view the current version of the strategic plan (January 2020).

Current Strategic Plan Status Report PDF: Updated bi-annually, click to view our current progress on goals, strategies, actions, and indicators of progress.

Past Status Reports:


For more information:

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