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IDPH Partnership to Benefit Expecting and Parenting Community College Students (11/14/17)

IDPH Partnership to Benefit Expecting and Parenting Community College Students (11/14/17)

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) is collaborating with three community colleges to provide assistance to expecting and parenting students. Des Moines Area Community College, Indian Hills Community College and Kirkwood Community College will each receive $360,000 for one year.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (718)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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“Fall Back” by Checking Home Carbon Monoxide Detectors (11/1/2017)

“Fall Back” by Checking Home Carbon Monoxide Detectors (11/1/2017)

As Daylight Saving Time ends this weekend, the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) urges Iowans to install new or check existing carbon monoxide (CO) detectors as they turn back their clocks.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (2091)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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IDPH Launches YourLifeIowa.org Website (11/1/17)

IDPH Launches YourLifeIowa.org Website (11/1/17)

A new website created by the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) offers a one-stop hub for Iowans looking for help with suicide prevention, problem gambling and substance abuse. The YourLifeIowa.org website integrates information and resources previously found on three separate sites.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (4437)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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IDPH Receives Funding to Fight Prescription Drug Misuse (10/24/17)

IDPH Receives Funding to Fight Prescription Drug Misuse (10/24/17)

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has been awarded more than $1.8 million dollars through August 31, 2021 to increase awareness and prevention of prescription drug misuse. The Strategic Prevention Framework for Prescription Drugs (SPF-Rx) grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) will fund Polk, Jasper and Scott counties to help reduce prescription drug abuse.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (1427)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Iowa Stroke Death Rates Continue to Decline, Depart from National Trend (10/3/17)

Iowa Stroke Death Rates Continue to Decline, Depart from National Trend (10/3/17)

Earlier this month, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a “Vital Signs” report indicating that after decades of decline, progress in preventing stroke deaths has slowed. The report found stroke death declines have stalled in three out of every four states. Only 13 states saw stroke death rates continue to decrease steadily from 2000 to 2015. Iowa is one of those states.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (1171)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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