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Iowa Department of Public Health

Contact Information

Mariannette Miller-Meeks, MD - Director
321 East 12th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319-0075

1-866-227-9878 (Voice - Toll-free),
515-281-7689 (Voice),
515-281-4958 (FAX),

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The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) partners with local public health, policymakers, health care providers, businesses and many others to fulfill our mission of promoting and protecting the health of Iowans. IDPH is organized into six divisions and the Director's office. The director is the spokesperson and advocate for public health in Iowa and acts as a liaison to local boards of health, local public health agencies, health care providers, and consumers. The director also represents the department in a variety of national organizations and works with policymakers at the local, state, national and international levels. The other divisions include: The Iowa Dental Board, the Iowa Board of Medicine, the Iowa Board of Nursing, the Iowa Board of Pharmacy, the Office of the State Medical Examiner, and the State Board of Health.


The Department publishes information on activities, regulations, and particular health problems and issues. Serial publications: Vital Statistics Report, annually; Annual Report, annually; Substance Abuse Directory, annually; State Plan for Substance Abuse, annually; State Plan for Maternal and Health Services, annually; Spotlight (substance abuse); Disease Bulletin, quarterly; Recirculator (swimming pools).


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Date Entered: 5/1/1998
Date Edited: 3/15/2013
Date Revised: 1/3/2002
Health Referral Number: HR0396
Accession Number: DP91A0354

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