COVID-19 and Emergency Preparedness

What is It?

The COVID-19 pandemic is an ongoing public health crisis both because it directly threatens the physical health and well-being of so many individuals and communities, and also because of its effects psychological and emotional health. The immense economic toll the pandemic has taken is also a cause for concern given the known connections between economic stability and human health. The COVID-19 pandemic has also exacerbated existing health equities.

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IPHA Supports Iowa's Workforce By:

  • Hosting weekly collaborative meetings for Iowa’s local public health administrators
  • Advocating for state and local-level policies aimed at COVID-19 transmission prevention, vaccine planning and distribution, and enhanced funding for local public health agencies
  • Creating a COVID-19 Communications Community of Practice
  • Serving as a public health expert and champion in Iowa and national media
  • Supporting Iowa’s state level public health department through serving on hiring committees and task forces. 
  • Wearing our support for public health as a sector
  • Continuing to provide trainings and workshops about a variety of topics to sustain non-COVID related public health programs and practices
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