The Iowa Public Health Tracking Portal serves as a centralized source for public health data, resulting in:
- Improved public health decision making: Take advantage of high quality, accessible data and decision support tools.
- Healthier Iowans in healthier communities: Use data to perform thorough community health needs assessments and to create and implement impactful health improvement plans.
- Increased opportunities for funding: Use data to support grant applications and ensure secured funds are used on programs that provide the most value to Iowans.
- Better use of time and resources: Spend less time searching for data and more time using the data for valuable activities.
The Iowa Public Health Tracking program was initiated from a grant awarded to the Department, which resulted in the creation of the Environmental Public Health Tracking (EPHT) Program. The initiative is supported by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and has been already carried out in 22 other states.
To protect confidentiality, counts of five or fewer are suppressed and presented using an asterisk (*). More information about data suppression can be found in the Department's Disclosure of Confidential Public Health Information, Records, or Data Policy.
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We welcome feedback and questions. Contact the Iowa Public Health Tracking Program through Contact Us.