Public Health

Linn County Public Health (LCPH) serves more than 224,000 residents of Linn County through its numerous programs and services to keep the community healthy. 

Focuses 

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.)

PHAB-SEAL-COLORNational 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.

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 the PHAB website.

  1. Linn County Public Health Releases Annual Report

    Linn County, IA – At a joint meeting on Friday, November 15, Linn County Board of Health Chair Mark Taylor and Linn County Board of Supervisor Chair Stacey Walker jointly released the Linn County Public Health (LCPH) FY19 Annual Report. Read on...
  2. Linn County Public Health Moves to Dr. Percy and Lileah Harris Building

    Linn County Public Health offices will close at 3:00 PM on Wednesday, November 6, through Friday, November 8th. Linn County Public Health will reopen on Tuesday, November 12 at their new location, located at 1020 6th St. SE, Cedar Rapids, 52401. Read on...
  3. Open Burning Variance Applications Considered Through November 26 for Parts of Linn County

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