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Welcome to the Iowa Department of Public Health

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.

In Iowa, official registration of births, deaths, and marriages began July 1, 1880. All original registered records are on file with the IDPH Bureau of Vital Statistics.

Question of the Week


The most recent data shows the number of heat-related emergency department visits has fallen in recent years.

True                      False