This page includes both the most recent and historical assessments related to Public Health Modernization, the Iowa Public Health Standards, and Iowa's Governmental Public Health System.
In October of 2012, the Public Health Evaluation Committee published the "Local Governmental Public Health System Baseline Report." This report provides a great deal of information about local public health organizational capacity and service delivery.
In April of 2013, the Public Health Evaluation Committee published the "State Governmental Health System Baseline Report." This report describes the organizational capacity and service delivery of the Iowa Department of Public Health. Together this report and the local report above describe Iowa's governmental public health system at a specific point in time.
In April of 2012, the Public Health Advisory Council published the report "An Evaluation of the Iowa Public Health Accreditation Process Beta Test." This report details the lessons learned by Linn and Page counties who piloted the process. It also includes lessons learned by the Iowa Department of Public Health and site visitors.
In June of 2007, 89 of Iowa's 99 counties voluntarily completed a self-assessment of their ability to meet the local criteria of the Iowa Public Health Standards. A final report that details level of compliance with each of the component areas of the Iowa Public Health Standards was developed. To view the survey click on the link below.
In June of 2008, the Iowa Department of Public Health began a self-assessment of the department's ability to meet the state criteria of the Iowa Public Health Standards. In January 2009, a panel of site reviewers will provide feedback to the IDPH about the evidence collected. As more information becomes available it will be posted on this website.