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.
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.
PCHD unveils Gun Safety Campaign, 'Talk it Up, Lock it Up'.
Polk County emergency departments (ED) remain busy. As we head into summer months and summer traumas, we urge the community to use our health care resources appropriately, so those with life-threatening conditions can be seen right away.
Polk County clinics, hospitals, urgent cares, and emergency departments are seeing high community transmission of COVID-19 cases.
Each year, flu season is unpredictable and severe. The past several years we have seen mild flu seasons. Other flu seasons, such as when the H1N1 and H2N3 strains appeared, we saw healthy individuals, those with underlying health conditions, the young and old become sick, hospitalized and even die. This year, we could possibly be in for a rough flu season.