In February 2016, all 99 counties submitted a brief report on their needs assessment and health improvement plans to the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH). Thousands of Iowans participated in the process in their communities.
Community engagement included community-wide meetings with residents and stakeholders, survey participation, and direct comments. IDPH completed a comprehensive analysis of the submissions. The analysis demonstrates the scope of Iowa’s health needs and identified critical issues affecting the health of Iowans.