If your child has no health insurance, is under-insured, or Alaskan/Native American Indian, they may qualify to receive vaccines under the Vaccine for Children (VFC) program. Call Rachel at 641-939-8444 for information.
Parents – you make sure your infants receive life-saving immunizations, but what about your adolescents? Are their immunizations up-to-date?Public Health officials in Iowa recommend the adolescent immunization schedule (en espanol) provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This schedule shows needed vaccines for those ages 7-18. Some physicians may vary this schedule to meet your child’s needs.
Childhood ImmunizationsIf your child has no health insurance, is under-insured, or Alaskan/Native American Indian, they may qualify to receive vaccines under the Vaccine for Children (VFC) program. Call Rachel at 641-939-8444 for information. Public Health officials in Iowa recommend the childhood immunization schedule (en espanol). Some physicians may vary this schedule to meet your child’s needs.
Immunization Recommendations & Schedules
Iowa Immunization Requirements
Tobacco Cessation Services
Want to quit smoking? We are here to help!
There is no one perfect method to quit smoking. Each person is different. That is why it is important to formulate a quit plan the includes a variety of cessation methods that will work for you. One of the most important components to this quit plan is receiving cessation counseling from a health care provider or trained counselor.
Studies prove that most tobacco users want to quit. Many tobacco users will try 7-9 times before they are completely successful. Quitline is one piece to the quitting puzzle. For some tobacco users, it’s the only piece needed. For others, it will take various pieces working together for success. Whatever the case may be for you, Quitline is a great way to get started and a great tool to use all along the way. Quit Coaches not only help you figure out how to quit, but they help you become proficient in living tobacco free! If you’re a tobacco user looking to make this your last quit attempt, team up with Quitline and be one step further out of the cycle of addiction! www.quitlineiowa.org.
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You are in the best hands when you call Qutiline Iowa! Quitline staff are continually trained in new and emerging tobacco products, pregnancy and postpartum, mental health, crisis calls, racial and ethnic minorities, and LGBTQ challenges with quiting smoking.
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Youth Tobacco Prevention
Is you Child Care Center or Home Nicotine-Free?
Caring for Our Children National Health and Safety Performance Standard Guidelines (CFOC) recommend implementing a comprehensive tobacco and nicotine-free policy. This policy prohibits the use of all tobacco products, electronic smoking devices and other nicotine products not approved by the FDA for cessation. It applies at all times and covers the entire child care property. It applies to staff, visitors, business vehicles, and addresses enforcement. A comprehensive policy goes above DHS guidelines and Iowa’s Smoke Free Air Act.
How do I implement a policy?
– Connect with your local Community Partnership for help!
– Develop a clear, comprehensive policy.
– Take advantage of FREE technical assistance.
– Use this IDPH approved policy available at https://idph.iowa.gov/hcci/products
– Set a date for when the policy will go into effect.
– Notify staff, parents, and caregivers of the new or updated policy.
– Post appropriate signs to help with enforcement.
– Find out if you qualify for FREE signage!
– Enforce the policy at all times and determine steps to address violations.
Who Can Help?
Resources are available to simplify the process for you whether you are a preschool, child care facility, or home. Join the growing list of providers that have committed to providing a tobacco and nicotine-free environment. For more information, on how you can implement or update your current policy, contact Rocky at Greenbelt Home Care at 641-939-8444.
The preparedness department at Greenbelt Home Care was developed to provide an organized and coordinated response to any natural or human caused public emergency which contains an actual or potential public health hazard including:
We work closely with local, regional, state and federal agencies to prepare for and respond to incidents that threaten public health. Greenbelt Home Care works closely with other first responder agencies within the community to ensure a coordinated, effective response to any emergency.
Greenbelt Home Care contracts with the Hardin County Board of Health to provide Public Health Services to Hardin County. Board of Health meetings are held on the second Thursday of even months at Hansen Family Hospital in Iowa Falls or at Greenbelt Home Care in Eldora. Meetings start at 6pm in the conference room and are open to the public. Meeting agendas can be found posted at Greenbelt Home Care, Hansen Family Hospital, and the Hardin County Courthouse. You can also find agendas on the Greenbelt Home Care Facebook page.
Hardin County Board Of Health Members
Jeff Hoffman, Chair- Term Expires 12/31/2019
Timothy Broer, Vice-Chair- Term Expires 12/31/2021
Mary Pisney, Secretary- Term Expires 12/31/2019
Diane Meier, Member- Term Expires 12/31/2020
Renee` McClellan, Member- Term Expires 12/31/2019
Joyce Kix, Member- Term Expires 12/31/2020
Curtis O'Loughlin, MD, Member- Term Expires 12/31/2021