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020123_ Press Release_Free Dental Care Event for Children

A free dental care event for children ages 1-13 on Friday, February 17. Appointments will be scheduled at Kimball and Beecher Dentistry from 8 am – 12 pm at 4501 Prairie Parkway, Cedar Falls.

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Press Release_Community Health Improvement Summary_012423

Black Hawk County Public Health announces the release of the FY23-25 Community Health Improvement Plan.

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Press Release_ Radon Testing Events_010523

January is Radon Action Month. Black Hawk County Public Health will provide radon education and sell short-term radon test kits for $10 at five locations this month. Kits are also available at Black Hawk County Public Health, 1407 Independence Avenue, 5th Floor, Waterloo, during normal business hours.

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Press Release_120922_Respiratory Illness Guidance

Black Hawk County and the state of Iowa are experiencing high levels of respiratory illness. This release outlines ways to slow the spread of viruses in the community.

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Join the Board of Health_111722

Join the Black Hawk County Board of Health. Applications are due December, 1.

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110722_Press Release_ COVID-19 Booster Clinic

Black Hawk County Public Health is hosting a community COVID-19 booster clinic on Friday, November 18 from 8:30-11:30 am and 1-6 pm at the Public Health Center located on the 5th Floor of the Pinecrest Building, 1407 Independence Avenue, Waterloo.

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091922 Press Release_ BHCPH Director Resigns

The director of Black Hawk County Public Health, Dr. Nafissa Cisse Egbuonye, is stepping down from her role as the head of the department effective October 21. She will be moving into a leadership position with Molina Healthcare of Iowa. Deputy Director Kaitlin Emrich will oversee the department in the transition.

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09012022_ West Nile Virus in Black Hawk County

Black Hawk County is currently experiencing increased levels of West Nile Virus within the adult mosquito population, raising the potential for human cases.

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082422_Press Release_Monkeypox Response and Vaccination

Local public health departments in Iowa have been coordinating with the state health department to investigate cases and contacts of monkeypox, as well as coordinating vaccination of eligible individuals. Read full release for complete information.

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04202022_Press Release _BHCPH Lead-Based Paint Regulation

The Black Hawk County Board of Health announces a Public Hearing to address the adoption of a Lead-Based Paint Regulation. This meeting will beheld at 7:30 AM, April 27, 2022, at the Pinecrest Building, 1407Independence Ave. 4t Floor, Room 420. This hearing will be held ate beginning of the regularly scheduled Board of Health meeting.

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041422_Press Release_ STD Awareness Week

Black Hawk County Public Health is recognizing National STD Awareness Week, April 10-16 with a campaign to encourage testing, treatment, and conversations with your partners. The Public Health Center clinic is located on the 5th floor of the Pinecrest Building at 1407 Independence Avenue, Waterloo. Clinic hours are Monday- Thursday from8:30 -11:30 am and 1-4 pm. Call 319-291-2413 for an appointment. Satellite testing is also available, and locations are listed on the Health Department website.

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031522_Press Release_Black Hawk County Public Health Awarded National Accreditation

Black Hawk County Public Health announced today it has been awarded national accreditation from the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). Accreditation through PHAB demonstrates the Health Department’s capacity to carry out the essential public health services, manage an effective health department, maintain consistent communications with the governing entity, and have a strong commitment to serving the community.

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021622_Black Hawk County Public Health Expands Sexual Health Services to Free Clinic

Black Hawk County Public Health's sexual health services are now available at the ACE-SAP Free Clinic.

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021622_IDPH Reviews COVID-19 Reporting Transitions on IDPH Website

The following press release was released by IDPH on 2/16/22 regarding COVID-19Reporting changes on the IDPH website.‍ Vaccine and testing information can also be found on this website at https://www.bhcpublichealth.org/covid-19.

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021422_Black Hawk County Public Health Expands Sexual Health Services to Bremer County

Black Hawk County Public Health's sexual health services have been expanded to Bremer County.

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