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The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) partners with local public health, policymakers, health care providers, business and many others to fulfill our mission of promoting and protecting the health of Iowans.

IDPH recommends all Iowa children be tested for lead poisoning. Since 2008, Iowa law requires all children entering kindergarten to have at least one lead test.

Question of the Week


With Iowa cities continuing to grow, rural health issues are declining.

True                      False