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Welcome to the Iowa Department of Public Health

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.

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in men, with 2,200 new cases expected in Iowa this year. Early stages show no symptoms, so a yearly health care consultation is important. Learn more about Iowa’s cancer control plan here.

Question of the Week


Marijuana is the substance most abused by Iowans.

True                      False