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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.

August is National Breastfeeding Month. IDPH works with the Iowa Breastfeeding Coalition to provide, promote and coordinate breastfeeding education, support and evaluation.

Question of the Week


Americans who travel abroad can protect their health by taking precautions before leaving the country.

True                      False