Polk County Admin Bldg: 111 Court Ave, Des Moines IA 50309
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Recent News & Press Releases

Polk County Health Department opens overnight cooling shelter

(Des Moines, IA) – Today, July 22, 2016, is the third oppressively hot day in a row with very little overnight cooling for the past two nights. To give residents of Polk County an additional option to reduce their risk for serious heat-related ...

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Polk County Participating in White House Data Driven Justice Initiative

“[O]ur criminal justice system isn’t as smart as it should be.  It’s not keeping us as safe as it should be.  It is not as fair as it should be.  Mass incarceration makes our country worse off, and we need t...

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Central Iowa experiences first extreme heat event Take precautions especially when outdoors

(Des Moines, IA) – With very hot weather expected this weekend the Polk County Health Department encourages residents to take extra precautions to stay safe. The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory through Sunday.

It ta...

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National Weather Service and Emergency Management Recognize Iowa Heat Awareness Day

(Des Moines, IA) – The Polk County Health Department, the National Weather Service and Polk County Emergency Management are recognizing tomorrow, June 9, 2016 as Iowa Heat Awareness Day. Each year, children and pets suffer from heat re...

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