Iowa Department of Public Health

Public health is a partnership of local public health, IDPH, non-profit organizations, health care providers, policymakers, businesses and many others working together to protect and improve the health of Iowans. Public health strives to improve the quality of life for all Iowans by assuring access to evidence-based population-health programs, services and activities in the following areas:

  • Promote healthy living;
  • Prevent injuries and violence;
  • Protect against environmental hazards;
  • Assure access to quality health services;
  • Prevent epidemics and the spread of disease;
  • Improve and support public health performance; and
  • Prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergencies.