Bureau of Substance Abuse

The Bureau of Substance Abuse is part of the Division of Behavioral Health, in the Iowa Department of Public Health. The Bureau focuses on and provides oversight for all aspects related to substance abuse prevention and treatment services in Iowa, in addition to injury prevention programs.

The bureau actively works to address Prevention and Treatment needs by providing focus for training efforts, identifying and securing available grant funding, monitoring grant compliance, and regulating licensure for treatment programs. Specifically, the bureau is responsible for several programs or services.


For more information on what's happening with Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment, please visit the following newsletter archives:

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Substance Use Disorder Provider Reimbursement Workgroup

Senate File 2418, the 2018 Iowa General Assembly directed the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), in collaboration with the Department of Human Services (DHS), to engage a stakeholder workgroup to review Substance Use Disorder (SUD) provider reimbursement

2018 Senate File 2418 Report – Substance Use Disorder Provider Reimbursement (December 2018) 
IDPH Contact Information

DeAnn Decker, Bureau Chief
Lucas State Ofc. Bldg
321 E. 12th Street
Des Moines, IA