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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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Announcements
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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COVID-19
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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Community
020322_Press Release_Give Kids A Smile Day

Free dental services for children on 2/18/22.

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COVID-19
02022022_Press Release_COVID-19 Investigations

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Public Health News_011422

This is an update from the Black Hawk County Health Department on the current status of COVID-19 response in Black Hawk County.

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Public Health News_122021

This is a COVID-19 Update for Black Hawk County. Sign up for Notify Me on this website to have these updates sent to you directly as they are released.

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Public Health News_120921

This news brief provides updated information regarding the current status of COVID-19 response efforts in Black Hawk County. All links in the below document can be accessed by going to the news brief on our website at bhcpublichealth.org. You can also sign up for Notify Me and get these updates sent to you directly.

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Press Release_Omicron Variant_120921

The Black Hawk County Health Department reports that the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the State Hygienic Lab have confirmed the first case of the COVID-19 Omicron variant in a Black Hawk County resident.

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