Calhoun County Public Health's mission is to partner with the community to provide quality public health services in Calhoun County.
Staff is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org with comments or questions on our services.
Visit the Calhoun County website for information on all the county services and offices in the courthouse and annexes at http://calhouncountyiowa.com.
The Community Health Needs Assessment and Health Improvement Plan (CHNA&HIP) initiative is a comprehensive reporting process to assist communities across Iowa in communicating their community health needs and planning initiatives. The overall goal of the CHNA&HIP initiative is to assure the health of Iowans through a comprehensive and uniform report on leading health priorities and health improvement plans. Local boards of health were charged with the responsibility of assuring that comprehensive community health needs assessments and health improvement plans were completed as described in Iowa Administrative Code 641-77.
In February 2005, every county in Iowa submitted a CHNA&HIP report to the Iowa Department of Public Health. IDPH has created a centralized, consistent method for local agencies to report the results of their independent community-based health status assessments and to document community health improvement plans from 99 Iowa counties. Each county's report reflects the identified public health priorities and associated health improvement plans established through their community health needs assessment process.
To access the CHNA&HIP reports, complete the following steps:
2. Select the 2005 CHNA&HIP Reports by County.
3. Select the county name from the drop-down list and click on the "Get Report" button to display the report components that are available for download. Only counties that appear in the drop-down list have reports that are available for download at this time. Additional counties will be added as soon as their reports have been submitted and approved.
4. Select either a component of a countys report or select the complete report.
More information will be made available to counties on how to manage revisions to their CHNA&HIP report. IDPH appreciates the efforts of all local boards of health, county public health agencies and the many community partners that have made a commitment to promoting and protecting the health of all Iowans.
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