Iowa health department seeks input for assessment survey

The Iowa Department of Public Health is asking for public input for Healthy Iowans 2022-2026: A State Health Assessment of Iowa.

Through an online survey, Iowans will be able to select up to three areas that they believe are most important to the health and well-being of Iowans and their communities, the Business Record reports.

“As we transition to pandemic recovery, this process will highlight both opportunities for growth and the challenges we face as we assess public health in Iowa,” health officials said.

From 2022 to 2026, IDPH will work to address key priorities identified in the survey to advance the health of Iowans. The 2021 Progress Report on the 2017-2021 Healthy Iowans assessment is expected to be released by early July; the 2020 Progress Report can be found at this link. To fully understand the diversity of health needs and priorities in the state, the health department encourages all Iowans to participate.

The survey will be open until June 30 and is available at this link.