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Latest Iowa Youth Survey Finds Alcohol Use Continues to Decline (4/28/17)

The Iowa Department of Public Health’s (IDPH) 2016 Iowa Youth Survey (IYS) is out and it shows in general, underage drinking continues to decline. Alcohol use among Iowa 11th graders was down from the 2012 survey, falling from 26.4 percent in 2012 to 21.3 percent in 2016. In addition, binge drinking fell 11.1 percentage points from 24.0 percent in 2012 to 12.9 percent in 2016.

Friday, April 28, 2017/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (48)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Latest Iowa Youth Survey Finds Alcohol Use Continues to Decline (4/28/17)

Latest Iowa Youth Survey Finds Alcohol Use Continues to Decline (4/28/17)

The Iowa Department of Public Health’s (IDPH) 2016 Iowa Youth Survey (IYS) is out and it shows in general, underage drinking continues to decline. Alcohol use among Iowa 11th graders was down from the 2012 survey, falling from 26.4 percent in 2012 to 21.3 percent in 2016. In addition, binge drinking fell 11.1 percentage points from 24.0 percent in 2012 to 12.9 percent in 2016.

Friday, April 28, 2017/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (54)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Iowa Public Health Leaders Honored at Governor’s Conference (4/11/17)

Iowa Public Health Leaders Honored at Governor’s Conference (4/11/17)

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) today recognized leaders in nutrition and physical activity at the 2017 Iowa Governor’s Conference on Public Health in Des Moines. The leaders must emulate the IDPH Bureau of Nutrition and Health Promotion vision of “an Iowa where healthy living is accessible, valued and supported by all.” The winners must strive to make the bureau’s mission a reality by “ensuring that Iowans have the opportunity to live a healthy lifestyle by providing education and resources, building partnerships and supporting communities.”

Tuesday, April 11, 2017/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (566)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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IDPH Recognizes STD Awareness Month (4/5/17)

IDPH Recognizes STD Awareness Month (4/5/17)

Reported cases of sexually transmitted diseases continue to rise in Iowa, with a 75 percent increase in gonorrhea cases from 2013 to 2016. Preliminary 2016 data show chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis all increased over the previous year, mirroring national trends.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (688)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Iowa Health Information Network Moves Out of IDPH (3/31/17)

Iowa Health Information Network Moves Out of IDPH (3/31/17)

In 2015, the Iowa Legislature authorized the movement of the Iowa Health Information Network (IHIN) into a nonprofit status, outside of state government. Following a bidding process by the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), the Hielix/Koble Group (HKG) application was selected to take over stewardship of the non-profit IHIN. HKG has more than a decade of hands-on experience forming and operating HIEs in multiple states and officially began stewardship of the IHIN today, March 31, 2017.

Friday, March 31, 2017/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (1345)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.7
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