Healthy Polk 2020


Polk County Health Chartbook

How healthy are Polk County residents?  How can that health be maintained and improved?

Good information is needed to answer these questions and to take effective actions to improve health. This Polk County Health Chartbook brings together health information about Polk County residents from a variety of sources to begin to answer these questions. In some instances, where data on Polk County alone is not available, information is provided for Iowa as a whole. To put Polk County information in context, comparative information from Iowa and the country often is provided as well.

Read more in the

Polk County Health 2013 Chartbook.

Polk County Health 2010 Chartbook.

Other Resources

Mark Fenton Walkability/Liveability Strategies, 10/4/2014

Polk County Resources for Mental Health and Addiction
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Contact Us

Chris Frantsvog, Public Health Planner
1907 Carpenter Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50314

(515) 286-3430