|As populations have grown throughout history, Public Health efforts are essential to improving the quality of life of increased concentrations of people.|
|Although health care services are available in all 99 Iowa counties, ~50% of them have primary health care shortages.||IDPH focuses on health care equity throughout Iowa. This work includes infrastructure planning and development, systems building, addressing barriers that impact access to quality health care, and population health programs.||IDPH also coordinates several programs to recruit, develop, and retain health care professionals in the public health, medical, mental, and dental health fields throughout Iowa.|
|IDPH population health programs:|
|Adolescent Health||Board Licensure of Healthcare Professionals||Cancer Prevention, Screening and Quality of Life||Center for Acute Disease Epidemiology||Center for Congenital and Inherited Disorders||Child Health||Diabetes Prevention and Management||Disability and Health||Emergency Medical Services & Trauma||Environmental Health Services and Outreach||Family Planning|
|Health Care Delivery Services||Health Statistics||Heart and Stroke Prevention||HIV/AIDS and Viral Hepatitis||Home Visiting and Early Childhood||Immunization||Injury and Violence Prevention||Maternal Health||Medical Examiner||Nutrition||Oral Health|
|Organizational Development and Support||Physical Activity||Prevention in Iowa: Addressing Substance Misuse and Problem Gambling||Public Health and Hospital Emergency Preparedness||Radiation Protection and Emergency Response||Sexually Transmitted Disease Prevention||Tobacco Use Prevention and Control||Treatment in Iowa: Addressing Substance Misuse and Gambling Disorders||Tuberculosis Control||WIC - Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children|
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