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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.

Iowa’s Smokefree Air Act prohibits smoking in most enclosed public places and workplaces, and in some outdoor areas. Learn more here.

Question of the Week


Persons who have an STD are at least two to five times more likely than uninfected persons to acquire HIV infection if exposed through sexual contact.

True                      False