Polk County Health Department

Tom Newton

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Term Expires 1/5/2021

Thomas (Tom) Newton

  Tom Newton joined Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield as the Vice President of Network Engagement January 31, 2011. 

Newton, former Director of the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), is responsible for engaging Wellmark’s provider community – working with hospitals and physicians to better understand their business challenges, developing new programs, and building a strong foundation of quality health care in Iowa and South Dakota. 

Newton holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental planning and political science, and a master’s degree in public policy, both from the University of Northern Iowa. He is also a graduate of the State Health Leadership Institute, a program of Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.

Contact Us

Phone: (515)-286-3798
Fax: (515)-286-2033
Toll free: 866-209-1300
Email:
healthdept@polkcountyiowa.gov


Address: 1907, Carpenter Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50314