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    Agency: Iowa Department of Public Health

    DIVISION OF ACUTE DISEASE PREVENTION AND EMERGENCY RESPONSE AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH provides support, technical assistance and consultation to local public health agencies, hospitals, emergency medical service programs, and local health care providers regarding infectious diseases, disease/injury preventing and control, public health and health care agency emergency preparedness and response. Also provides technical assistance to local boards of health, local environmental health professionals, public health nurses, and local communities in areas relating to environmental health DIVISION OF ADMINISTRATION AND PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE provides services for birth, marriage, and death certificates, monitors and reports progress on health objectives and identifies emerging health issues, coordinates 19 licensure boards regulating the activities of more than 30 health professions, and other services DIVISION OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH promotes the prevention of substance abuse and problem gambling, secondary conditions among people with disabilities, and violent behavior, regulates substance abuse and gambling treatment programs DIVISION OF HEALTH PROMOTION AND CHRONIC DISEASE PREVENTION promotes and supports development of public health infrastructure and access to health care/services at the local and state level DIVISON OF TOBACCO USE PREVENTION AND CONTROL works to establish a comprehensive partnership among state government, local communities, and the people of Iowa to foster a social and legal climate in which tobacco use becomes undesirable and unacceptable DIRECTOR’S OFFICE activities primarily focus on the overall development of health-related policy, strategic planning and outcome overall. The director is the spokesperson and advocate for public health in Iowa and acts as a liaison to local boards of health, local public health agencies, health care providers, and consumers



    • Iowa Department of Public Health
      Main Phone: (515) 281-7689
      Infectious Disease: (515) 242-5935
      Substance Abuse: (866) 227-9878
      Fax: (515) 281-4958
      TTY: (800) 735-2942
      Lucas State Office Building
      Des Moines, IA 50319
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    Agency: Iowa Department of Public Health

    Languages Available: English

    Fees: Varies by service

    Intake: Call for services

    Eligibility: Open to anyone

    Documents Required: Call for details

    Hours: Mon-Fri 8 am-4:30 pm

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