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The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) partners with local public health, policymakers, health care providers, business and many others to fulfill our mission of promoting and protecting the health of Iowans.

September is Falls Prevention Awareness Month. Did you know falls are one of the leading causes of brain injury in Iowa? Falls are not a natural consequence of aging. Learn more about preventing falls and injuries here.

Question of the Week


Marijuana is the substance most abused by Iowans.

True                      False