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05292024_Press Release_Local Cities Receive Water Fluoridation Awards

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020624 Give Kids A Smile Day

Give Kids a Smile in the Cedar Valley Day

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10022023_BHCPH Press Release_BOH Names New Health Director

After an extensive search, the Black Hawk County Board of Health unanimously named Kaitlin Emrich, MPH as the new Public Health Director in a special meeting today. Emrich is currently serving as the Interim Director.

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083123_Press Release_ West Nile Virus Increase

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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050423_Press Release_ Board of Health Position Statement Recognizing Bias as a Public Health Crisis

The Black Hawk County Board of Health approved a position statement recognizing the role that bias plays in community health outcomes.

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050223_Press Release_ Black Hawk County Public Health Launches Data Hub

Black Hawk County Public Health launched its new Data Hub, an innovative resource designed to provide the community with valuable information about the state of public health in Black Hawk County. The Data Hub is now live on the Black Hawk County Public Health website.

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042423_BHCPH Press Release_Public Health Expands Sexual Health Services to University of Northern Iowa

Black Hawk County Public Health is partnering with University of Northern Iowa (UNI) Student Health Center to offer sexual health services for students at UNI. Services provided by Black Hawk County Public Health are free and confidential.

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041823_Press Release_ BCHPH Releases COVID-19 Report

BHCPH has released the COVID-19 After Action Report that includes a comprehensive timeline and narrative of the COVID-19 response efforts in Black Hawk County.

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040323_Press Release_BHCPH Celebrates National Public Health Week

Black Hawk County Public Health(BHPCH) is marking National Public Health Week April 3-9, with the theme “Celebrate Culture. Celebrate Health.”

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033023_Press Release_ Excellence in Water Fluoridation

Black Hawk County Public Health’s I-Smile Program delivered certificates to the cities of Waterloo and Cedar Falls in recognition of the Water Fluoridation Quality Award from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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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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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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