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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.

November 20 is Rural Health Day. In Iowa, 90 hospitals and 152 certified rural health clinics are located in rural areas. Click here for more information.

Question of the Week


The best way to thaw a turkey quickly is to leave it on the kitchen counter overnight.

True                      False