Welcome to the Black Hawk County Public Health website! As the Public Health Director, I am delighted to share about the health department. Our dedicated and service-oriented individuals strive to make a difference in the lives of our community and believe in the engagement of all people to better understand their needs and concerns. We also value the partnerships with our local public health system to address critical and complex problems. For us, it is absolutely essential that we work together as an interdisciplinary team to improve the societal and environmental conditions where people live, learn, work, worship and play.
We invite you to explore our website and connect with us!
In 2020, the CDC released their updated their 10 Essential Public Health Services (EPHS) framework. The framework, created originally in 1994, is meant to serve as guide rails for organizations, government institutions, and individuals carrying out the mission of public health across the country.
Something here about how we apply this, and how it helps to create equity.
The 10 Essential Public Health Services are: