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Polk County Health Department

Des Moines, Iowa



The agency works to foster healthy lives and well-being in Polk County by engaging residents, reducing health disparities and attending to the needs of the most vulnerable families. With funding through Kresge’s Emerging Public Health Leaders program, the health department is building out new tools, policies and procedures to advance and align its strategic objectives for creating healthy communities throughout the county.

Emerging Leaders in Public Health

Area Served

Area Served:
Des Moines, Iowa