Health Services

Responsibilities
The Health Services Department collaborates in community health assessment, assurance, and policy development to ensure the public’s health. Its prime responsibility is to plan programs, develop and implement policies and ordinances based on community health needs, and respond to related health issues and emergencies as required, all in collaboration with community partners.
  
Dubuque County Health Needs Assessment and Health Improvement Plan (CHNA-HIP)
Help us identify what actions we can take with the new Dubuque County 2015 Community Health Needs Assessment and Health Improvement Plan.  Attend one of the local Community Cafe's to provide us with feedback!  View the flyer here.
 
The community's input is a very valuable part of developing a new CHNA-HIP for Dubuque and Dubuque County.  This project is sponsored by:
Dubuque County Health Department
City of Dubuque Health Services Department
Mercy Medical Center- Dubuque
UnityPoint Health Finley Hospital
Mercy Medical Center- Dyersville
Crescent Community Health Center
Visiting Nurses Association

 County Health Assessment Summary

Dubuque County CHNA-HIP 2011 - 2015 
  
Keep Labor Day Celebrations Food-Safe
The Iowa Department of Public Health has sent out this Press Release discussing the importance of food safety for this Labor Day Weekend.

Flu Season is Underway
As we go back to school and head into the autumn months, it's crucial to be reminded of the importance of getting your yearly flu vaccination.  See the latest news from the Iowa Department of Public Health regarding flu vaccinations here.
 
Tick Season is Underway in Iowa
Click here to view the latest information on ticks in Iowa from the Iowa Department of Public Health.
 
Bed Bug Information
Below are a couple links for information on bed bugs:
Bed Bug Information from the EPA
Central Ohio Bed Bug Information

 Affordable Care Enrollment
Where to Get Information or Help With Enrolling