Polk County Health Department

Polk County Health Reports

What is health?

In 1948, the World Health Organization adopted this definition: 

“Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”

There are many factors that influence health, from access to medical care and stable housing, to employment and income. Even social life could affect our health. For this reason, it is important to evaluate these different aspects in order to get a more comprehensive view of the health condition of our community.

Polk County Health Reports

The following reports include information about the demographic, socio-economic, health and well-being status of residents in Polk County. The 2016 report also includes information about local community initiatives.

Contact Us

Phone: (515)-286-3798
Fax: (515)-286-2033
Toll free: 866-209-1300

Address: 1907, Carpenter Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50314