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School Districts Face No Punishment if they Allow Students without Vaccinations in School

By: Nada Ibrahim, HealthyJoCo Volunteer The Iowa City Community School District stated that it lets students go to classes, even ...
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Iowa Clinics Affected from New Regulation

By: Nada Ibrahim, HealthyJoCo Volunteer Due to the Trump Administration's new regulation, which prohibits any health care organization providing and counseling ...
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Community Stress

By: Kylie Henkels, HealthyJoCo Volunteer Researchers explored whether accumulated stress in a community could have significant effects on how well ...
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Can Wind Turbines Cause Sickness?

By: Nada Ibrahim, HealthyJoCo Volunteer According to the Madison County Board of Public Health, wind turbines can cause headaches and ...
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How to grow Leaders?

By: Kylie Henkels, HealthyJoCo Volunteer A town in Florida prides its self as “the town that Freedom built.” The oldest ...
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CDC to investigate Severe Pulmonary Disease Among people who E-cigarette

By: Nada Ibrahim, HealthyJoCo Volunteer A few states are being consulted by the CDC about the few pulmonary illnesses related ...
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Vaping: The New Look of Nicotine Addiction

The University of Iowa invites all interested community members – parents, educators, healthcare providers, government officials, employers, students, faculty, staff ...
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What does community investment for health look like?

By: Kylie Henkels, HealthyJoCo Volunteer Health institutions have traditionally viewed their role as providing or paying for clinical services, however ...
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Vaping in Schools

By: Mallory Holub, HealthyJoCo Volunteer Schools all over are trying to fight back on the vaping epidemic that has risen ...
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Still not enough Naloxone Where it’s Most Needed

By: Nada Ibrahim, HealthyJoCo Volunteer Although there has been a huge increase in Naloxone being prescribed, there has been a ...
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CDC warns against E-cigarettes

By: Mallory Holub, HealthyJoCo Volunteer The CDC has began investigating possible cases of pulmonary disease linked to the use of ...
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State Officials Want Every Iowa Officer to Carry NARCAN kit

By: Nada Ibrahim, HealthyJoCo Volunteer The amount of opioid overdose is low in Iowa and the Iowa Department of Public ...
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Iowa Injury Prevention Research Center Receives $4.2 million grant from CDC

By Mitch Wisniewski, HealthyJoCo Volunteer The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded a $4.2 million grant ...
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Safety as the school year starts

By: Mallory Holub, HealthyJoCo Volunteer As the school year kicks off again for the 2019-2020 school year it is important ...
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Hepatitis A Vaccine: Outbreak Spreads, Shadows Opioid Epidemic

By: Nada Ibrahim, HealthyJoCo Volunteer There has been an increase in the number of Hepatitis A cases around the United ...
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Iowa City Residents write to City Council over recycling issues

By: Mallory Holub, HealthyJoCo Volunteer Iowa City has required its landlords to offer recycling to their tenants since 2016, yet ...
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Giving Up Meat Could Help Your Health

By: Nada Ibrahim, HealthyJoCo Volunteer A new study finds that replacing meat with plant-based foods in your diet could improve ...
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Nine CDC Health Hacks for Back-to-School Success

By Mitch Wisniewski, HealthyJoCo Volunteer To have a successful school year, kids need to stay healthy. Healthy students are better ...
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Plant Based Diet May Reduce Cardiovascular Death by 32%

There has been a growing amount of research supporting the fact that switching to a plant based diet can improve ...
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Iowa Methodist Medical Center to Settle Fentanyl Theft Lawsuits

Iowa Methodist Medical Center leaders have decided to settle lawsuits from scores of patients who suffered needless pain because a ...
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Johnson County says Public Health Survey Still ‘Successful’ Despite Extreme Heat During Door-Knocking

Public Health Department had sent out volunteers to go door-to-door knocking to conduct surveys to get feedback from the community ...
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In Iowa, Single-Payer Style of ‘Medicaid For All,’ Loses Ground

Proposals to eliminate private health insurance in favor of a single payer version of “Medicare for All” may be losing ...
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Latino Festival becomes a week of Culture in Downtown Iowa City

Come this week to downtown to get a look at the different artworks created by Latino artists as well as ...
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Overcrowded Animal Shelter in Iowa City due to High Influx of Kittens and Cats

The animal shelter in Iowa City is overcrowded with kittens and cats so they have looked to local businesses to ...
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Health Insurance Premiums Rise for Iowa employers

Iowans who get health insurance at work are paying more for it. A new study by a firm in Clive ...
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Iowa Representatives Push for Background Checks, Mental Health Resources

Iowa's Democratic representatives in Congress are calling for the Senate to convene and vote on background checks following the mass ...
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Free skin Cancer Screenings at Big Grove Brewery

Free skin cancer screenings will be held at 2019’s Courage Ride for sarcoma research. The screenings will be available from 8 to ...
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New Study says, Supporting Breastfeeding could Save the World Economy by Almost $1 Billion a Day

Feeding babies takes a lot of effort, no matter what a baby is eating. Parents need support whether their baby ...
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Health Department Warns of Excessive Heat

By: Sam Jarvis, MS, CERC, Emergency Preparedness Planner Extreme heat is forecasted throughout the next several days for Johnson County ...
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Farmers Market Checks Now Available Through the WIC Clinic

By: Kate Klefstad, Clinical Services Manager Farmers’ Market checks are now available through the WIC clinic! The checks allow eligible ...
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Breast Cancer, Race and Place

Friday July 19th 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM S030 CPHB By: Kirsten M. M. Beyer, PhD, MPH, MS TARGET AUDIENCE: ...
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Health Department Launches Discovery Effort for Needs Assessment

By: Sam Jarvis, MS, CERC, Emergency Preparedness Planner During the weeks of July 14 through July 27, Johnson County Public ...
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Johnson County Public Health Urges Awareness About the Risks of Electronic Cigarettes and Thanks Elected Officials for Prohibiting Their Use in Public Places

By: Susan Vileta, Health Educator From 2017 to 2018, electronic smoking/vaping increased 78% among high school youth and 48% among ...
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You’ve been Selected!

Image of HealthyJoCo survey postcard You might receive a postcard in the mail in a few days notifying you that ...
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Our Partnership with MPHTC

What is MPHTC? "The Midwestern Public Health Training Center's purpose is to ensure the current and future public health workforce has ...
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Love Yourself. Get Tested.

By Kathryn Edel, MSW, Health Educator Johnson County Public Health (JCPH) to hose marketing campaign launch party in accordance with ...
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2019 HealthyJoCo Community Projects Funding Awarded

The Community Health Division of Johnson County Public Health (JCPH) selected four awardees for their HealthyJoCo Community Projects Funding opportunity ...
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Senior Center offers free membership through Renew Active™ program

The Iowa City/Johnson County Senior Center is now a participating location for Renew Active™, a program designed to help UnitedHealthcare ...
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Calling All Iowa Graphic Design Students!

The Iowa Department of Human Rights’ Office of Latino Affairs for the Latinos CAN Coalition is hosting a logo contest! ...
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Fight the Bite!

Tripled!Disease cases from mosquito, tick, and flea bites tripled in the US from 2004 to 2016. Nine!Nine new germs spread ...
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Summer Food Programs in Johnson County

The Summer Food Service Program, administered by the Iowa Department of Education, provides nutritious meals and snacks to children in ...
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Three Things You Can Do to Help Your Residents Save for College

Commentary by Dr. Nalo Johnson, article by the National League of Citites Education is often cited as one of the ...
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2018 Iowa Youth Survey Data on Electronic Cigarette Use

By: Susan Vileta, Health Educator The 2018 Iowa Youth Survey data was released in February 2019, and unfortunately, there was ...
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Farmers Market Checks for WIC Participants this Summer

By: Chuck Dufano, MS, RD, LD, WIC/MCH Coordinator Farmers’ Market checks are available again this summer to WIC participants (as ...
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Pumping Septic Tanks

By: Jason Decker, Environmental Health Specialist Spring is in the air! New growth will begin soon, flowers will be blooming, ...
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Hazardous Weather Preparedness

By: Sam Jarvis, MS, CERC, Emergency Preparedness Planner April showers bring May flowers, but that also means severe weather and ...
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Tick Time

By: Jennifer Miller, Disease Prevention Specialist It’s finally warming up and we’re all looking forward to spending more time outdoors ...
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The Benefits of Syringe Service Programs

By: Kathryn Edel, LMSW, Health Educator In January 2019, Johnson County Board of Health (JCBOH) released a position statement pertaining ...
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Johnson County Public Health Receives National Accreditation

By: Dave Koch, Director, Johnson County Public Health Dear Johnson County, I’m pleased to announce that Johnson County Public Health ...
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The Gender Wage Gap: 2018 Earnings Differences by Race and Ethnicity

Commentary by Dr. Nalo Johnson, article by the Iowa Department of Human Rights The Iowa Department of Human Rights recently ...
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Wealth Matters for Health Equity

Commentary by Dr. Nalo Johnson, article by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Those earning wages that allow for themselves and ...
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January is Radon Action Month

By Michael Berger, University of Iowa Student Intern As part of the Johnson County Health Improvement Plan, radon is identified ...
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Certified Application Counselor Services in Johnson County

By Jennifer Miller, Disease Prevention Specialist Applying for insurance can be a difficult and complicated process. For the past two ...
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New Grant Funding for Diabetic Management and Prevention

By: Barbara Vinograde, Executive Director of the Iowa City Free Medical and Dental Clinic We are excited to announce that ...
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