Community Building

Tackling some public health problems requires an entire community to unite behind a solution. We can help with that.

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INVEST Health is an initiative that brings together diverse leaders from mid-sized U.S. cities across the nation to develop new strategies for increasing and leveraging private and public investments to accelerate improvements in neighborhoods facing the biggest barriers to better health. 

Students participate in the 2019 Healthy LifeStars Step-a-Thon.

Healthy LifeStars

Healthy LifeStars is a national non-profit organization dedicated to ending childhood obesity through education, awareness and changed habits to influence future generations of healthy children.

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Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention

Learn more about the work of the Iowa Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program and the Childhood Lead Advisory Workgroup.

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We are building the Iowa Substance Abuse Use Data Set (I-SUDS), a data warehouse for substance abuse data derived from institutional records and directly from substance users.

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Health Equity Training

Building Health Equity is a series of trainings, webinars, and podcasts that teach health equity concepts to health department employees.