A partnership between local and state public health is working to advance the quality and performance of public health in Iowa. Through the Modernizing Public Health in Iowa initiative, the partnership is defining basic standards of service delivery to all Iowans.
Modernizing Public Health in Iowa is a continuation of Redesigning Public Health in Iowa. Redesign focused on the development of the Iowa Public Health Standards, and developing a plan to implement those standards. Modernization in Iowa will focus on bringing about the actions described in the implementation plan. Both Redesign and Modernization are partnerships between local and state public health.
If you have questions about Modernizing Public Health in Iowa please contact Joy Harris, the Modernizing Public Health in Iowa Coordinator at 515-281-3377.
The Public Health Advisory Council and Public Health Evaluation Committee continue to meet on a regular basis to carry out their roles and responsibilities as described in the Public Health Modernization Act. The Advisory Council has decided to formally adopt the PHAB standards for Iowa and is considering adopting a minimum package of public health services for Iowa based on the work done to develop the Iowa Public Health Standards. The Evaluation Committee has finalized the survey tool for the Governmental Public Health System Survey and it will be distributed in December 2014.