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Stay up-to-date with the latest news, announcements, and press releases from Pottawattamie County Public Health.

Food Safety Alert

LISTERIA OUTBREAK: There are 26 people sick & 23 hospitalized. Sadly, 2 have died. Many brands of cheeses, crema, and yogurt have been recalled. Check the full list of recalled products. If you have any recalled products, don’t eat them. Throw them away or return them to the store. Visit CDC.gov/foodsafety/outbreaks for more information.

Dog Licenses and Renewals Now Available!

It's that time of year for Pottawattamie County dog owners!

National Radon Action Month

While you can’t see, smell or taste radon, it could be present in your home at cancer-causing levels. It’s easy to test your home. Learn how here: https://bit.ly/3I4fgZz Pottawattamie County Public Health also has a limited supply of Radon test kits available for purchase with exact cash or check at our clinic for $12.50.

Pottawattamie County Recycling Center Recognized in Waste Advantage Magazine

After five years of operation, the Pottawattamie County Rural Recycling Center continues to serve residents throughout the County, with goals to create even more avenues for local participation. In 2018, the Pottawattamie County Rural Recycling Center (PCRRC) was constructed in Oakland. The effort was made possible with support from the Iowa West Foundation and with the guidance of the Pottawattamie County Recycling Taskforce...

Regional CHIP 2023-2023

The health departments of Douglas, Sarpy/Cass, and Pottawattamie counties, along with The Wellbeing Partners, are excited to unveil the 2023-2025 Metro Region Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP). The report is a culmination of all that we learned from community members and organizations. Read now at https://ow.ly/f6Za50PAui9

PCPH Along with Other Health Agencies use Dating Apps to get Head Start on MPOX Prevention

PCPH along with Douglas County Health Department, Sarpy/Cass Health Department, and Three Rivers Public Health Department are teaming up with COMMANDO to launch an initiative to get a head start on prevention by warning about the risks of the disease and the need for vaccination.

PCPH Staff Wore Green for Mental Health Awareness Month

Pottawattamie County Public Health participated in #WearGreenDay for Mental Health Awareness! We are proud to support Iowa Healthiest State Initiative to help end the stigma of mental health and do our part to #MakeItOk

Proclamation Signed Designating May as Mental Health Awareness Month

Last week the Pottawattamie County Board of Supervisors signed a proclamation designating the month of May as Mental Health Awareness Month. We are very grateful to have the support of our board and The Wellbeing Partners to raise awareness about mental health.

The Pottawattamie County Community Health Improvement Plan for 2023-2025 is available to view now!

Click on the photo above to view the 2023-2025 Pottawattamie County Community Health Improvement Plan.

Shamrock Shuffle 2023

Although the weather was a little on the chilly side, the 2023 Shamrock Shuffle was a success! Great job to everyone who participated! We enjoyed getting to visit with everyone and can't wait to be back again next year!

Dr. Barb Lee Recognized for 17 Years Devoted to the Board of Health

Dr. Barb Lee was recognized for the 17 years that she spent being a member of the Pottawattamie County Board of Health. We appreciate all that she has done and continues to do for our community!

Car Seat Installation and Checks

Pottawattamie County Public Health offers free car seat installations and checks from one of our Child Passenger Safety (CPS) Technicians. Call 712-242-1155 to schedule an appointment for a check today!

Pottawattamie County Public Health Recognized by NACCHO for 'An Expression of Community'

Pottawattamie County’s– ‘An Expression of Community’ has been recognized with the Innovative Practice Bronze Award from the National Associations of County & City Health Officials (NACCHO). The award celebrates local health departments for developing innovative programs to meet the needs of their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. The designation as a Bronze Innovative Practice demonstrates a high level of program innovation and reflects the collaboration, adaptability, and program resilience.

First Probable Case of Monkeypox in Pottawattamie County Confirmed

The Iowa Department of Public Health has confirmed the first probable case of monkeypox in Pottawattamie County. Pottawattamie County Public Health is working closely with IDPH to conduct contact tracing.

COVID-19 Courier Service ends 6/24/22

Pottawattamie County Public Health still offers free COVID-19 test kits available for pick up! Give us a call at 712-242-1155 and we'd be happy to run the kits out to your car. Starting June 24th, individuals will need to take completed test kits directly to a UPS drop-off location (shipping label is provided in test kits). The best way to prevent serious illness, hospitalization, and death from COVID-19 is to get vaccinated and stay up to date with booster doses.

Pottawattamie County Earns National Achievement Award for 'An Expression of Community'

Pottawattamie County's 'An Expression of Community' has been recognized with an Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties (NACo). The awards honor innovative, effective county government programs that strengthen services for residents.

Pottawattamie County at the Farmer's Market

The Pottawattamie County Public Health Department wrapped up a successful year at the Council Bluffs Farmer's Market.
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