Healthy Polk 2020

Community Priorities

  1. Devote additional resources to prevention and wellness.
  2. Provide youth with more ways to be physically active every day in school so they learn to become active adults.
  3. Increase the availability of accessible, affordable public transportation.
  4. Make sure that all people living in Polk County have health care insurance coverage.
  5. Expand health coverage and services for families who can't afford private insurance but don't qualify for public programs.
  6. Ensure equal access for health care for all.
  7. Encourage more medical providers to focus on prevention, education, and wellness.
  8. Empower more people to take responsibility for maintaining their health.
  9. Advocate for affordable, quality, and safe housing.
  10. Ensure access to affordable, healthy food for everyone.

To Learn more about these priorities, click the links on the left

Contact Us

Chris Frantsvog, Public Health Planner
1907 Carpenter Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50314

(515) 286-3430
healthypolk@polkcountyiowa.gov