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14 Weeks to a Healthier You (1/10/18)

14 Weeks to a Healthier You (1/10/18)

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) is participating in a national health program especially designed for individuals with disabilities, chronic health conditions or mobility limitations. “14 Weeks to a Healthier You” is an online program that helps participants get moving and make healthy choices.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (248)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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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 (1548)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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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 (1574)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Prevalence Falls Slightly, but Iowa Adults Still Struggling with Obesity (8/31/17)

Prevalence Falls Slightly, but Iowa Adults Still Struggling with Obesity (8/31/17)

CDC data released today show the proportion of Iowa adults with obesity has fallen slightly, from 32.1 percent in 2015 to 32.0 percent in 2016. Of the 54 U.S. states and territories included in the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) report, Iowa is one of 16 that showed a decline in self-reported obesity.

Thursday, August 31, 2017/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (1135)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Iowa Summit Focuses on Hunger among Older Iowans (5/2/17)

Iowa Summit Focuses on Hunger among Older Iowans (5/2/17)

According to a 2016 survey by Feeding America, nearly 81,000 older Iowans (age 60 and over) are estimated to be “food insecure,” that is, they do not have reliable access to affordable, nutritious food. The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) is a co-sponsor of the Growing Bolder Hunger Summit, scheduled for May 9, 2017, at Blank Park Zoo in Des Moines, where this issue will be examined.

 

Tuesday, May 2, 2017/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (1436)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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