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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.

Viral hepatitis is the leading cause of liver cancer and the most common reason for liver transplantation. All forms of viral hepatitis must be reported to IDPH. Learn more here.

Question of the Week


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

True                      False