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National Safety Month: Promoting Health and Safety in June
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National Safety Month: Promoting Health and Safety in June

In recognition of National Safety Month, the Polk County Health Department is promoting ways to prevent injuries, reduce risks and stay safe throughout the month of June.

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6/3/2024

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Local Health Organizations and Partners Launch Community Health Needs Assessment in Central Iowa

Multiple health organizations and community partners have joined forces to launch the 2024 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) aimed at gathering valuable insights into the health needs and priorities of residents in Central Iowa.

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3/28/2024

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Polk County Health Department Urges Vaccination Ahead of the Holidays

Polk County, Iowa and the U.S. have low vaccination rates for the flu, COVID-19 and RSV

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12/18/2023

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Polk County Health Department Shares Annual Report

PCHD's Annual Report showcases how their programs and services were utilized in the past fiscal year.

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12/14/2023

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Historic County Courthouse Illuminated in Green to Promote National Injury Prevention Day

Polk County is participating in this year’s National Injury Prevention Day (NIPD). On Friday, November 17, Polk County Courthouse will be illuminated in green light to raise awareness about gun injuries and other preventable child injuries in the community.

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11/16/2023

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Polk County Health Department Partners with Des Moines Public Library on Gun Safety

Polk County Health Department (PCHD) is excited to announce its partnership with Des Moines Public Library on promoting gun safety in our community. Gun trigger locks are available and FREE to pick up at all Des Moines Public Library locations.

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9/20/2023