Public Health

Linn County Public Health (LCPH) serves more than 220,000 residents of Linn County through its numerous programs and services to keep the community healthy. LCPH educates and protects our community through programs that promote environmental safety, healthy life choices, safe food, immunization, and disease control. In addition, our staff plays a prominent role in partnering with the community to initiate innovative programs to address specific health issues. Please feel free to contact the department with any questions or concerns you may have. For clinical services, please contact 319.892.6093 or 319.892.6000 for any other information.
 


Mission 


To prevent disease and injuries, promote healthy living, protect the environment, and ensure public health preparedness.

Vision


Build a healthier Linn County.

Notice to Visitors



LCPH is a 100% tobacco-free campus. Please do not use tobacco products while on LCPH property (including the grounds).

LCPH parking lots are idle-free zones. Visitors are encouraged to turn off their vehicles once the vehicles are parked. (In cases of extreme hot or cold conditions or in other circumstances, idling is permitted.)
National Accreditation

Linn County Public Health (LCPH) received accreditation by the national Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) in March of 2015. LCPH is the first health department in the state of Iowa to achieve this high honor. The national accreditation program, jointly supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, sets standards against which the nation’s more than 3,000 governmental public health departments can continuously improve the quality of their services and performance. 
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To receive accreditation, a health department must undergo a rigorous, multi-faceted, peer-reviewed assessment process to ensure it meets or exceeds a set of quality standards and measures. According to PHAB President and CEO, Kaye Bender, PhD, RN, FAAN, “Accredited health departments demonstrate a strong commitment to their public health mission. Residents of a community served by a nationally accredited health department can be assured that their health department has demonstrated the capacity to protect and promote the health of that community.”

For additional information about Accreditation, visit www.phaboard.org

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    On September 4, Linn County Public Health (LCPH) will open enrollment for the Wood-Burning Change-Out Program – a voluntary program to improve air quality for Linn County residents. See www.linncounty.org/publichealth for more information. Read on...
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