Posted on: October 27, 2017

Linn County Public Health Receives Funds to Support Emerging Public Health Issues, Opioid Abuse

Cedar Rapids Healthcare Alliance committed $40,000 to Linn County Public Health.

During its annual Board meeting, the Cedar Rapids Healthcare Alliance committed $40,000 to Linn County Public Health in support of its work associated with emerging public health issues, such as opioid abuse.

“We are deeply grateful for this generous suppo...

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Public Health
Posted on: October 16, 2017

Linn County Public Health Releases Annual Report

Cedar Rapids, IA – At a joint meeting on Friday, October 13, Linn County Board of Health Chair Mark Taylor and Linn County Board of Supervisor Vice-Chair John Harris jointly released the Linn County Public Health (LCPH) FY17 Annual Report.

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Public Health
Posted on: June 15, 2017

Free Community Film Screening of Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

6-15-2017

Contact: Katie Reasner

Phone: 319-892-6074

Email: kathryn.reasner@linncounty.org

The Sexual Health Alliance of Linn and Johnson County Coalition, in partnership with Linn County Public Health, Linn County Immunization ...

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Public Health
Posted on: June 7, 2017

Solarize Cedar Rapids & Linn County Bulk Solar Purchase Program Announced

Cedar Rapids, IA – June 5, 2017. Cedar Rapids, IA – June 5, 2017. The sun is shining for homeowners and commercial property owners across Linn County, as the Solarize Cedar Rapids & Linn County program commences this June. The prog...

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Public Health
Posted on: May 31, 2017

Linn County Public Health Offers Free Hepatitis C Screening to Baby Boomers During the Month of June

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in thirty Baby Boomers has Hepatitis C, and most don’t know it. Hepatitis C is a contagious liver disease resulting from infection with the Hepatitis C virus. Baby Boomers (adults ...

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Public Health
Posted on: May 22, 2017

Linn County Supervisors Name Future County Building after Dr. Percy and Lileah Harris

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The building will house Linn County Public Health and Child & Youth Development Services

The Linn County Board of Supervisors today voted unanimously to honor the late community icons Dr. Percy and Lileah Harris by naming the new Linn County Public Hea...

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Rendering of the building... Public Health
Posted on: March 22, 2017

Linn County Public Health Reminds Parents of New School Immunization Requirement

Linn County Public Health reminds Linn County parents a new immunization requirement will be in effect next school year for all students enrolling in 7th and 12th grades. The change requires a one-time dose of meningococcal (A, C, W, Y) vaccine received o...

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Public Health
Posted on: March 15, 2017

Linn County Board of Health Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Linn County Public Health and NPHW

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – The Linn County Board of Health and Linn County Public Health will be hosting a community reception in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Linn County Public Health and National Public Health Week 2017 on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at t...

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Public Health
Posted on: May 27, 2016

Linn County Public Health Implements New “Air Quality Alert” System

Linn County Public Health would like to announce the availability of a new notification system for air quality alerts. Linn County Residents may sign up to receive an “Air Quality Alert” notification via e-mail or text message when the air quality in Linn...Read on...

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Posted on: May 26, 2016

Pool and Spa Inspections Now Available on Linn County Public Health Website

Linn County Public Health is pleased to announce the availability of all Linn County swimming pool and spa inspections online now. The online database of swimming pool and spa inspection results was launched this week and can be accessed at: https://publi...Read on...

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Posted on: February 3, 2016

Together! Healthy Linn Releases Community Health Improvement Plan

Every three years, a group of stakeholders and residents entitled Together! Healthy Linn conduct a community-wide discussion about the community’s health needs. After identifying needs in the community, the next step is to identify objectives and strategi...Read on...

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Posted on: October 23, 2015

Linn County Public Health Releases Annual Report

This week, the Linn County Board of Health and the Linn County Board of Supervisors released the Linn County Public Health (LCPH) FY15 Annual Report. The release was part of the joint meeting between the Linn County Board of Health and Linn County Board ...Read on...

Read the full report here... Public Health
Posted on: August 5, 2015

Linn County Public Health Responds to Remnants of Taco Bell Meth Lab

Linn County Public Health has been notified that remnants of methamphetamine (also called meth, crystal, chalk, and ice, among other terms) were found in a fast food restaurant in Cedar Rapids. The Cedar Rapids Police Department responded to a call on Au...Read on...

Public Health
Posted on: July 2, 2015

CPSC Chairman Reminds Families to Follow 10 Simple Steps to Pool Safely During Independence Day Week

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission – News Release

Release Date: July 1, 2015 Media ContactRelease Number: 15-175 ...Read on...

Public Health
Posted on: June 29, 2015

Linn County Public Health Reminds Residents to Celebrate Safely this Fourth of July

With the Fourth of July just around the corner it is essential to remember the importance of celebrating safely – especially when fireworks are involved. Fireworks, which may seem like harmless fun, can be dangerous and even deadly. The Consumer Product S...Read on...

Public Health
Posted on: June 22, 2015

NACCHO Elects Pramod Dwivedi To Its Board of Directors

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) has elected Pramod Dwivedi DrPH (c), Health Director, Linn County Public Health to its 2015-2016 Board of Directors. NACCHO is governed by a 27-member board that comprises local and tri...Read on...

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Posted on: June 18, 2015

Shigella Reported in Linn County -- Public Health Encourages Those with Symptoms to Stay Home

Linn County Public Health and the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) are investigating a cluster Shigellosis cases. Shigellosis is a disease caused by the bacterium, Shigella, which causes watery and sometimes bloody diarrhea. Symptoms of Shigellosis...Read on...

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Posted on: May 22, 2015

Linn County Public Health Joins World No Tobacco Day Recognition

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – Linn County Public Health joins the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) in recognizing World No Tobacco Day. As part of the event, which is held every May 31, Quitline Iowa is offering eight w...Read on...

Quitline Iowa Public Health
Posted on: May 8, 2015

Marking a State First in Public Health

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This column by Pramod Dwivedi, Health Director, Linn County Public Health and Member of NACCHO Board of Directors, was published in the Corridor Business Journal in their May 4-10, 2015 newspaper:

Linn County Public Health (LCPH) recently became the fi...Read on...

Public Health
Posted on: March 24, 2015

Iowa Senate Gives Iowans More Options for Physical Activity through Community Use Legislation

DES MOINES, Iowa - The Iowa Senate approved legislation 48-0 that will open more schoolhouse doors for exercise and recreational activities. HF 570 removes barriers to use of school property by clarifying liability protection for schools.

Studies show ...Read on...

Public Health
Posted on: March 24, 2015

Linn County, Iowa Receives Grant Funding from the American Planning Association

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CEDAR RAPIDS, IA - The Planning Healthy Iowa Communities Coalition has received a $130,000 grant from the American Planning Association through its Plan4Health program to combat two determinants of chronic disease—lack of physical activity and lack of acc...Read on...

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Posted on: March 6, 2015

Nearly 113 Million U.S. Residents Now Reaping Benefits of National Public Health Accreditation

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Below is a news release that was issued on March 6, 2015 from the Public Health Accreditation Board:

Nearly 113 Million U.S. Residents Now Reaping Benefits of National Public Health Department Accreditation

Accreditation Recognizes Health Departmen...Read on...

Link to original news release Public Health
Posted on: March 5, 2015

Linn County Public Health First in Iowa to be Awarded National Accreditation by PHAB

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CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – Linn County Public Health announced today that it has achieved national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). The national accreditation program works to improve and protect the health of the public by adva...Read on...

Public Health
Posted on: December 16, 2014

Influenza Currently Circulating in Linn County

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The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) says all three viruses covered by this year’s influenza vaccine, including Influenza A (H3N2), A (H1N1), and B are currently circulating in Iowa. An additional drifted strain of Influenza A (H3N2) is also in cir...Read on...

Public Health
Posted on: November 13, 2014

Linn County First Community in Iowa to Achieve All Gold Medals through Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and

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The National League of Cities (NLC) has recognized Linn County Supervisor Linda Langston for the recent completion of key health and wellness goals for Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and Counties (LMCTC). Linn County is the first community in Iowa to achieve a...Read on...

Let's Move! Linn County Website Public Health
Posted on: October 30, 2014

Linn County Public Health Releases FY14 Annual Report

Linn County Public Health's (LCPH) Annual Report for FY14 was released earlier this week. Click on the link below to see what services and initiatives LCPH worked on this past year.

FY14 Annual Report Public Health
Posted on: October 8, 2014

Green Bike Lane Installation on 3rd Street

Iowa’s first permanent green bike lanes will be installed in Cedar Rapids on Thursday, September 25 at approximately 9:00 a.m. The lanes will be installed on 3rd Street SE, at the intersection of 3rd Street and 3rd Avenue. Cedar Rapids was the first to de...Read on...

Public Health
Posted on: October 6, 2014

Linn County Statement on Ebola

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 6, 2014

Contact: Heather MeadorPhone: 319.892.6061
Email: heather.meador@linncounty.org

Linn County Statement on Ebola

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA - We understand many Iowans are concerned a case of Ebola could occur in Eas...Read on...

Public Health
Posted on: July 30, 2014

Linn County Public Health Releases The Health of Linn County Report

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – Today, Linn County Board of Supervisors and Board of Health release The Health of Linn County, IA: A County-wide Assessment of Health Status and Health Risks. This comprehensive report is the first of its kind for the county and unique ...Read on...

Click here to read the full report. Public Health
Posted on: July 3, 2014

Linn County Public Health urges residents to respond quickly to flooded homes

Date: July 3, 2014

Contact: Ruby Perin,
Healthy Homes Branch Supervisor, Linn County Public Health ruby.perin@linncounty.org (319) 892-6000

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Linn County Public Health urges re...Read on...

Public Health
Posted on: November 20, 2014

Don’t Get Sick This Thanksgiving!: Cooking & Storing Turkey and Leftovers

LINN COUNTY, IA – As Thanksgiving approaches, it is important to keep some basic food safety facts in mind. One of the most important things to remember when handling and preparing raw poultry and food is to continually wash hands, surfaces, and utensils ...Read on...

Public Health
Posted on: April 30, 2014

Born from 1945 through 1965? You Should Be Tested for Hepatitis C

Do you know your Hepatitis C status? Most people with Hepatitis C don’t know they are infected. If you were born between 1945 through 1965, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that you get tested. Linn County Public Health (LCP...Read on...

Public Health
Posted on: April 3, 2014

Certified Food Protection Manager Courses

Linn County Public Health and other organizations are offering Certified Food Protection Manager courses. Course offerings are available in English, Spanish and Mandarin Chinese.

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Posted on: December 23, 2013

E-cigarettes deliver public health concerns

By Pramod Dwivedi

It is very encouraging to see that some of our top elected officials in the state are interested in regulating electronic cigarettes, commonly known as e-cigarettes.

Last month, Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller declared his in...Read on...

Public Health
Posted on: December 20, 2013

New Food Safety Rules Take Effect January 1, 2014

DES MOINES, IA (December 18, 2013) – Restaurants, grocery stores, and other food establishments operating in Iowa will be subject to updated food safety standards effective January 1, 2014, under rules recently adopted by the Iowa Department of Inspection...Read on...

Public Health
Posted on: November 15, 2013

Some Linn County Schools Go Idle Free

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LINN COUNTY, IA - As school starts, parents and visitors to the Mt. Vernon Community School District (MVCSD) may notice something a little different this fall. Based on the assessment recommendations from Linn County Public Health (LCPH), Mt. Vernon’s ...Read on...

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