Polk County Admin Bldg: 111 Court Ave, Des Moines IA 50309
Polk County Admin Bldg: 111 Court Ave, Des Moines IA 50309
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Polk County.. Lead a Quality Life
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Recent News & Press Releases

Polk County Health Department To Host Unveiling Of Inspirational Artwork By Local Artist

On May 17th, from 5-8pm the Polk County Health Department is hosting a reception to unveil the first of six paintings to be completed over the next two years. “Bike Club” is a 6' x 11', oil on canvas painting by local artist, Dick Shook, of a group of cyclists making their way along a rural bi...

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Polk County Health Department Hosting Heart Attack Risk Event

The Polk County Health Department will host a free heart attack risk screening event on May 8 from 8-11:00 am at the Polk County Health Department to help women understand their risk for having a heart attack. The Polk County Health Department has been awarded $10,000 from the Office on Women’...

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Polk County Health Department Receives Adult Immunization Grant

The Polk County Health Department has received a $10,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ National Vaccine Program Office and JBS International, Inc. to increase vaccination rates among adults in Polk County, specifically the Tdap vaccination that protects against w...

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Free Colorectal Cancer Screening Offered By Polk County Health Department

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and the Polk County Health Department is participating in a free and ongoing colon cancer screening program. The Iowa Get Screened: Colorectal Cancer Program helps save lives from one of the most deadly, yet most preventable diseases by provi...

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Gonorrhea Becoming Resistant To Antibiotics

The most common sexually transmitted diseases in Polk County are gonorrhea and Chlamydia and both are usually treated easily with antibiotics. However, gonorrhea has been developing a resistance to antibiotics and doctors are now left with one antibiotic treatment option, an option that has al...

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Des Moines, IA 50309

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