Iowa Department of Public Health

About Iowa Department of Public Health

Public health is a partnership of local public health, the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), non-profit organizations, health care providers, policymakers, businesses, and many others working together to promote and protect the health of Iowans. Public health strives to improve the quality of life for all Iowans by assuring access to quality population-based health services related to the following goals:

Preventing injuries;
Promoting healthy behaviors;
Protecting against environmental hazards;
Strengthening the public health infrastructure;
Preventing epidemics and the spread of disease; and
Preparing for, responding to, and recovering from public health emergencies.


Health Equity Advisory Committee Intern

June 2020 - October 2020 Des Moines, IA
“I liked how receptive my supervisors were and how they were dedicated to helping me learn more about the field of public health.”
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