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Bureau of Family Health

Healthy families living in healthy communities

What We Do

The Bureau of Family Health promotes the health of Iowa families by providing resources for health care services through public and private collaborative efforts. We advocate for services that are family-centered, community-based, and culturally sensitive. Through these efforts, community entities are empowered to develop local health care systems that meet present and future health needs.

2014 Title V State Plan Narrative  Adobe Acrobat Logo

Title V Executive Summary 2014  Adobe Acrobat Logo

Life Course Timeline  Adobe Acrobat Logo

Family Health Poster  Adobe Acrobat Logo

Bureau of Family Health Poster

Iowa's Maternal Health, Child Health and Family Planning Business Plan  Adobe Acrobat Logo

MCFP RFA Webinar (requires Windows Media Player)

Title V Maternal and Child Health Needs Assessment

The Iowa Department of Public Health Bureau of Family Health in conjunction with Child Health Specialty Clinics is conducting the maternal and child health 5 year needs assessment for 2011 to 2015. The needs assessment process allows Iowa to determine and address needs, or gaps between current conditions and desired conditions for children, families and pregnant women.

During the prioritization process in the fall and winter of 2009, stakeholders ranked Iowa's priorities. The data detail sheets, which relate to each high level focus area, include background information, selected data and current status of the problem as well as the related problem statement and performance measure. Results from this process and the proposed state performance measures are also presented in the documents below.

The Bureau supports three toll free telephone lines providing information and referral services. They are:

  • Provider Services Line - 1-800-383-3826 (used by local contract agencies, physicians and other private providers, and consumers)
  • Healthy Families Line - 1-800-369-2229 (provides information on maternal, child and family planning services)
  • TEEN Line - 1-800-443-8336 (provides health information and referral to local resources for adolescents)


You may "Contact Us" to submit questions online.