Press Releases

IPHA Anti-Racism Statement

June 19, 2020  Iowa Public Health Association extends its condolences to the loved ones of Rayshard Brooks,  George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery; and to the loved ones that face another  heart wrenching reminder of friends and family that have been brutally killed or harmed for  being Black. We acknowledge that while these latest…

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Open Letter to Governor Reynolds

February 10, 2021   Dear Governor Reynolds, On Friday, February 5th, 2021, public health officials from across the state learned that you had eliminated key COVID-19 prevention and mitigation measures from your Proclamation of Disaster Emergency. Like you, public health practitioners are eager to alleviate the health, social, and economic strain placed on Iowa communities and…

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Iowan’s Back to School List: Mask Mandate and Local Control

July 23, 2020 – Des Moines In ideal times, children learn best and thrive in school. These are not ideal times. This is a pandemic. The public health crisis we are facing is causing stress, fear, and uncertainty among parents, teachers, and administrators. Iowans deserve Return to Learn plans that are based on the expertise…

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Iowa public health leaders honored with national awards

October 24, 2020 – Des Moines The American Public Health Association’s (APHA) Council of Affiliates (CoA) honored two Iowans as national public health leaders at their 2020 Awards Reception on Saturday, October 24, 2020. The CoA represents the body of 53 state and territorial affiliates of APHA. Dr. Amy Hockett of Linn County Public Health…

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IPHA comments at the “Prescription for Iowa” press conference

August 1, 2020 – Des Moines “Thank you for the opportunity to speak on this important issue this morning. My name is Lina Tucker Reinders and I am the Executive Director of Iowa Public Health Association. We are a statewide network of your public health professionals dedicated to a vision of a healthy and thriving…

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