Posted on: July 5, 2016

Linn County announces one-stop permit process for new home construction

Linn County announces a new one-stop permitting process for new home construction in unincorporated Linn County that will save time for residents and contractors. The new process reduces the number of departments an applicant has to visit from three to on...Read on...

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Posted on: May 27, 2016

Linn County Public Health Implements New “Air Quality Alert” System

Linn County Public Health would like to announce the availability of a new notification system for air quality alerts. Linn County Residents may sign up to receive an “Air Quality Alert” notification via e-mail or text message when the air quality in Linn...Read on...

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Posted on: May 26, 2016

Pool and Spa Inspections Now Available on Linn County Public Health Website

Linn County Public Health is pleased to announce the availability of all Linn County swimming pool and spa inspections online now. The online database of swimming pool and spa inspection results was launched this week and can be accessed at: https://publi...Read on...

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Posted on: May 2, 2016

Linn County Public Health Recognizes Air Quality Awareness Week

May 2nd is the start of Air Quality Awareness Week in 2016. Linn County Public Health (LCPH) is recognizing the positive downward trends in Air Pollution that has been monitored in Linn County. Throughout the week we also recognize the local voluntary p...Read on...

Posted on: February 3, 2016

Together! Healthy Linn Releases Community Health Improvement Plan

Every three years, a group of stakeholders and residents entitled Together! Healthy Linn conduct a community-wide discussion about the community’s health needs. After identifying needs in the community, the next step is to identify objectives and strategi...Read on...

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Posted on: October 23, 2015

Linn County Public Health Releases Annual Report

This week, the Linn County Board of Health and the Linn County Board of Supervisors released the Linn County Public Health (LCPH) FY15 Annual Report. The release was part of the joint meeting between the Linn County Board of Health and Linn County Board ...Read on...

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Posted on: August 5, 2015

Linn County Public Health Responds to Remnants of Taco Bell Meth Lab

Linn County Public Health has been notified that remnants of methamphetamine (also called meth, crystal, chalk, and ice, among other terms) were found in a fast food restaurant in Cedar Rapids. The Cedar Rapids Police Department responded to a call on Au...Read on...

Posted on: July 2, 2015

CPSC Chairman Reminds Families to Follow 10 Simple Steps to Pool Safely During Independence Day Week

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Posted on: June 29, 2015

Linn County Public Health Reminds Residents to Celebrate Safely this Fourth of July

With the Fourth of July just around the corner it is essential to remember the importance of celebrating safely – especially when fireworks are involved. Fireworks, which may seem like harmless fun, can be dangerous and even deadly. The Consumer Product S...Read on...

Posted on: June 22, 2015

NACCHO Elects Pramod Dwivedi To Its Board of Directors

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) has elected Pramod Dwivedi DrPH (c), Health Director, Linn County Public Health to its 2015-2016 Board of Directors. NACCHO is governed by a 27-member board that comprises local and tri...Read on...

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Posted on: June 18, 2015

Shigella Reported in Linn County -- Public Health Encourages Those with Symptoms to Stay Home

Linn County Public Health and the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) are investigating a cluster Shigellosis cases. Shigellosis is a disease caused by the bacterium, Shigella, which causes watery and sometimes bloody diarrhea. Symptoms of Shigellosis...Read on...

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Posted on: May 22, 2015

Linn County Public Health Joins World No Tobacco Day Recognition

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – Linn County Public Health joins the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) in recognizing World No Tobacco Day. As part of the event, which is held every May 31, Quitline Iowa is offering eight w...Read on...

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Posted on: May 8, 2015

Marking a State First in Public Health

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This column by Pramod Dwivedi, Health Director, Linn County Public Health and Member of NACCHO Board of Directors, was published in the Corridor Business Journal in their May 4-10, 2015 newspaper:

Linn County Public Health (LCPH) recently became the fi...Read on...

Posted on: March 24, 2015

Iowa Senate Gives Iowans More Options for Physical Activity through Community Use Legislation

DES MOINES, Iowa - The Iowa Senate approved legislation 48-0 that will open more schoolhouse doors for exercise and recreational activities. HF 570 removes barriers to use of school property by clarifying liability protection for schools.

Studies show ...Read on...

Posted on: March 24, 2015

Linn County, Iowa Receives Grant Funding from the American Planning Association

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CEDAR RAPIDS, IA - The Planning Healthy Iowa Communities Coalition has received a $130,000 grant from the American Planning Association through its Plan4Health program to combat two determinants of chronic disease—lack of physical activity and lack of acc...Read on...

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Posted on: March 6, 2015

Nearly 113 Million U.S. Residents Now Reaping Benefits of National Public Health Accreditation

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Below is a news release that was issued on March 6, 2015 from the Public Health Accreditation Board:

Nearly 113 Million U.S. Residents Now Reaping Benefits of National Public Health Department Accreditation

Accreditation Recognizes Health Departmen...Read on...

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Posted on: March 5, 2015

Linn County Public Health First in Iowa to be Awarded National Accreditation by PHAB

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CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – Linn County Public Health announced today that it has achieved national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). The national accreditation program works to improve and protect the health of the public by adva...Read on...

Posted on: December 16, 2014

Influenza Currently Circulating in Linn County

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The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) says all three viruses covered by this year’s influenza vaccine, including Influenza A (H3N2), A (H1N1), and B are currently circulating in Iowa. An additional drifted strain of Influenza A (H3N2) is also in cir...Read on...

Posted on: November 13, 2014

Linn County First Community in Iowa to Achieve All Gold Medals through Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and

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The National League of Cities (NLC) has recognized Linn County Supervisor Linda Langston for the recent completion of key health and wellness goals for Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and Counties (LMCTC). Linn County is the first community in Iowa to achieve a...Read on...

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Posted on: October 30, 2014

Linn County Public Health Releases FY14 Annual Report

Linn County Public Health's (LCPH) Annual Report for FY14 was released earlier this week. Click on the link below to see what services and initiatives LCPH worked on this past year.

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Posted on: October 8, 2014

Green Bike Lane Installation on 3rd Street

Iowa’s first permanent green bike lanes will be installed in Cedar Rapids on Thursday, September 25 at approximately 9:00 a.m. The lanes will be installed on 3rd Street SE, at the intersection of 3rd Street and 3rd Avenue. Cedar Rapids was the first to de...Read on...

Posted on: October 6, 2014

Linn County Statement on Ebola

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 6, 2014

Contact: Heather MeadorPhone: 319.892.6061
Email: heather.meador@linncounty.org

Linn County Statement on Ebola

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA - We understand many Iowans are concerned a case of Ebola could occur in Eas...Read on...

Posted on: July 30, 2014

Linn County Public Health Releases The Health of Linn County Report

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – Today, Linn County Board of Supervisors and Board of Health release The Health of Linn County, IA: A County-wide Assessment of Health Status and Health Risks. This comprehensive report is the first of its kind for the county and unique ...Read on...

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Posted on: July 3, 2014

Linn County Public Health urges residents to respond quickly to flooded homes

Date: July 3, 2014

Contact: Ruby Perin,
Healthy Homes Branch Supervisor, Linn County Public Health ruby.perin@linncounty.org (319) 892-6000

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Linn County Public Health urges re...Read on...

Posted on: November 20, 2014

Don’t Get Sick This Thanksgiving!: Cooking & Storing Turkey and Leftovers

LINN COUNTY, IA – As Thanksgiving approaches, it is important to keep some basic food safety facts in mind. One of the most important things to remember when handling and preparing raw poultry and food is to continually wash hands, surfaces, and utensils ...Read on...

Posted on: April 30, 2014

Born from 1945 through 1965? You Should Be Tested for Hepatitis C

Do you know your Hepatitis C status? Most people with Hepatitis C don’t know they are infected. If you were born between 1945 through 1965, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that you get tested. Linn County Public Health (LCP...Read on...

Posted on: April 3, 2014

Certified Food Protection Manager Courses

Linn County Public Health and other organizations are offering Certified Food Protection Manager courses. Course offerings are available in English, Spanish and Mandarin Chinese.

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Posted on: December 23, 2013

E-cigarettes deliver public health concerns

By Pramod Dwivedi

It is very encouraging to see that some of our top elected officials in the state are interested in regulating electronic cigarettes, commonly known as e-cigarettes.

Last month, Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller declared his in...Read on...

Posted on: December 20, 2013

New Food Safety Rules Take Effect January 1, 2014

DES MOINES, IA (December 18, 2013) – Restaurants, grocery stores, and other food establishments operating in Iowa will be subject to updated food safety standards effective January 1, 2014, under rules recently adopted by the Iowa Department of Inspection...Read on...

Posted on: November 15, 2013

Some Linn County Schools Go Idle Free

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LINN COUNTY, IA - As school starts, parents and visitors to the Mt. Vernon Community School District (MVCSD) may notice something a little different this fall. Based on the assessment recommendations from Linn County Public Health (LCPH), Mt. Vernon’s ...Read on...