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IDPH Quick Reads

IDPH Quick Reads is an electronic newsletter produced by the Director’s Office at the Iowa Department of Public Health. IDPH Quick Reads is published every three to four weeks.

Current Issue

IDPH Quick Reads - November 15, 2018  

  • Meet Dr. Caitlin Pedati
  • Flu vaccination campaign
  • CBD dispensaries to open
  • Making the grade
  • IDPH spotlight: Comprehensive Cancer Control
  • Quality Improvement projects
  • Congrats and kudos
  • Monthly data snapshot
  • Data Day

Archive Issues

IDPH Quick Reads - October 15, 2018  

  • Dr. Quinlisk retires
  • Keeping score
  • IDPH goes to Washington
  • IDPH spotlight: Disease Intervention Specialists (DIS)
  • Walking the talk...
  • ...and walking the walk
  • Monthly data snapshot: childhood lead poisoning
  • Congrats and kudos

IDPH Quick Reads - September 14, 2018  

  • 5-2-1-0 update
  • Local public health success: C3 strategies 
  • Accreditation update
  • IDPH epis busy
  • IDPH spotlight: Tobacco Use Prevention & Control
  • Get ready to walk
  • IDPH staff make a difference
  • Congrats and kudos
  • Monthly data snapshot: Iowa Youth Report Similar Behaviors to U.S. Youth on Obesity-Related Measures
  • Yes, QI can be fun!

IDPH Quick Reads - August 15, 2018  

  • IDPH responds to July tornadoes
  • QI adventure update
  • IDPH spotlight: Bureau of Oral & Health Delivery Systems
  • 5-2-1-0 expands
  • Monthly data snapshot: Income Disparities Exist in Breastfeeding Initiation
  • Congrats and kudos

IDPH Quick Reads - July 13, 2018  

  • IDPH tells Iowa's story
  • Narcan event successful
  • Local public health success: Siouxland Health District
  • IDPH spotlight: Bureau of Local Public Health Services
  • WIC coordinators gather
  • Oral health honors
  • Congrats and kudos
  • Monthly data snapshot - Heat Illness

IDPH Quick Reads - June 15, 2018  

  • Sidewalk sample policy
  • Public health success: 5-2-1-0 in Dubuque
  • IDPH spotlight: Office of Disability, Injury & Violence Prevention
  • Capitol farmers market
  • Congrats and kudos
  • Monthly data snapshot: Firework-related ED visits

IDPH Quick Reads - May 16, 2018  

  • PHAB visit
  • Congrats and kudos
  • Local public health success story: Wapello County
  • IDPH spotlight: Immunizations and TB
  • Health data portal updated
  • Successful summit
  • Monthly data snapshot: Depression higher in Iowa females

IDPH Quick Reads - April 19, 2018  

  • Public health conference
  • Second medical cannabidiol manufacturer RFP
  • Quality improvement success story
  • IDPH spotlight: Planning Services
  • Legislative update
  • Congrats and kudos
  • Monthly data snapshot

IDPH Quick Reads - March 15, 2018  

  • New opioids maps site
  • Rethink your drink
  • Local public health success story
  • IDPH spotlight: HIV, STD and Hepatitis
  • Produce project expands
  • Registration is open
  • Monthly data snapshot

IDPH Quick Reads - February 15, 2018  

  • 2018 legislative session underway
  • QI success story
  • IDPH spotlight: Environmental Health Services
  • Annual survey underway
  • Congrats and kudos
  • Monthly data snapshot

IDPH Quick Reads - January 16, 2018  

  • Looking back and ahead
  • Local public health success story
  • IDPH spotlight: Nutrition & Physical Activity
  • Congrats and kudos
  • 2017 IDPH Employee Recognition award winners
  • Monthly data snapshot

IDPH Quick Reads - December 15, 2017  

  • Public health hero
  • Local public health success story
  • Congrats and kudos
  • IDPH spotlight: BETS
  • WIC quality improvement
  • Monthly data snapshot

IDPH Quick Reads - November 15, 2017  

  • Dr. Russell honored
  • Local public health success story
  • IDPH spotlight: Health Statistics
  • Lt. Governor Gregg and IDPH Director Clabaugh promote flu vaccination
  • Award applications
  • Iowa Diabetes Summit
  • Congrats and kudos
  • Monthly data snapshot

IDPH Quick Reads - October 16, 2017  

  • Medical cannabidiol expansion
  • Local public health success story
  • IDPH spotlight: Professional Licensure
  • Opioid awareness
  • Congrats and kudos
  • Monthly data snapshot

IDPH Quick Reads - September 21, 2017  

  • Call for nominations
  • Prevention, treatment, recovery
  • Local public health success story
  • IDPH spotlight: Information Management
  • Congrats and kudos
  • Walking College memo
  • Monthly data snapshot

IDPH Quick Reads - August 22, 2017  

  • Healthy Habits All Stars
  • Local public health success story
  • IDPH Spotlight: Legislative Liaison
  • Healthiest State Walk
  • Green thumb
  • Congrats and kudos
  • Monthly data snapshot

IDPH Quick Reads - July 14, 2017  

  • Campaign to reduce Rx misuse underway
  • Iowa data bike getting noticed
  • Local public health success story
  • IDPH bureau spotlight - Family Health
  • Walk with IDPH
  • Congrats and kudos
  • Monthly data snapshot

IDPH Quick Reads - June 15, 2017  

  • IDPH among leaders in death data collection
  • Stop the Bleed
  • Local public health success story
  • IID proposes stopgap measure
  • IDPH bureau spotlight - Substance Abuse
  • Congrats and kudos
  • Monthly data snapshot

IDPH Quick Reads - May 25, 2017  

  • Iowa leads in children's health care
  • IDPH conducts sexual violence survey
  • Local public health success story
  • Congrats and kudos
  • IDPH bureau spotlight - Fiscal
  • Monthly data snapshot
  • Training opportunity

IDPH Quick Reads - April 19, 2017  

  • PHAB accreditation application filed
  • West Union on the move
  • Opioid workshop for community health workers
  • Healthy Iowans 2017-2021
  • Monthly data snapshot
  • Congrats and kudo

IDPH Quick Reads - March 20, 2017  

  • Public comments requested
  • Public Health Advisory Council
  • Monthly data snapshot
  • Congrats and kudos

IDPH Quick Reads - February 15, 2017  

  • National Survey on Drug Use and Health
  • Public Health Advisory Council system evaluation
  • Retirement announced
  • Promising practice
  • Monthly data snapshot
  • Congrats and kudos

IDPH Quick Reads - January 26, 2017  

  • Budget cuts
  • Legislative priorities
  • Service contractor training
  • Monthly data snapshot
  • Strategic Plan
  • Congrats and kudos

IDPH Quick Reads - December 20, 2016  

  • Smoke-free mandate
  • IDPH intern's work highlighted
  • I-Smile™ Silver expands
  • WIC challenge
  • Congrats and kudos
  • Monthly data snapshot

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