Communicable Disease Surveillance
Community Health Partners, with the assistance of local medical providers and the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), provides communicable disease surveillance in the community. This means watching the community for patterns of illness and following up when someone in the community becomes ill with a confirmed reportable communicable disease or infectious condition. More information here.
Community Care Coordination
Many things besides health care and illness affect our health. A Community Care Coordinator can connect you to resources in the community that can help make you healthier. Anyone who has needs that affect their health — like housing, transportation, behavioral or mental health care, access to healthy foods or social connection — can get help from a Community Care Coordinator. More information here.
Emergency and Disaster Preparedness
Community Health Partners, Sioux County Emergency Management, and the four hospitals in the county have formed Sioux County Emergency Preparedness Coalition. This coalition, funded by a grant from the Iowa Department of Public Health, meets regularly to make public health emergency or disaster plans and preparations for Sioux County. More information here.
Iowa Law regarding nuisances can be found in Iowa Code Chapter 657.
Link the Iowa Code at www.legis.iowa.gov/law/statutory. To find a specific code, type the code number into the Quick Search box. Click here for Code 657.2 — telling what is deemed a nuisance.
To report a nuisance complaint please complete the form below and return it to the Sioux County Zoning office. Sioux County Zoning Complaint Form
Health Promotion and Education
Let’s improve the health of individuals and communities! Community Health Partners works with a variety of organizations and community groups that focus on improving health where you live, work, learn, and play. We also work to prevent disease through individual, family, community and policy interventions.
Healthy Families Program
Community Health Partners offers the Healthy Families Program to parent(s) who are expecting a baby or have a newborn infant. Healthy Families is nationally accredited by Healthy Families America. It is a free, voluntary, culturally humble program that focuses on family strengths and healthy parent child interaction and bonding. The goals of the Healthy Families Program are safe and healthy children and families, empowered parents, and school ready children.
Healthy Homes: Lead Paint
Community Health Partners is the lead agency in a five-county lead poisoning prevention coalition. The coalition works to reduce childhood lead poisoning by encouraging routine lead testing in children, making home visits to children with high lead levels, and inspecting and remediating the residences of lead-poisoned children.
Healthy Homes: Radon
You can’t see, smell, or taste radon but exposure to radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. In Iowa, 72% of homes have high radon levels.
Healthy Sioux County
The Coalition for a Healthy Sioux County is a group of community members and partners who want to encourage active and healthy lifestyles, remove barriers to health and healthy lifestyles, and identify chronic conditions and unmet health needs in Sioux County.
Community Health Partners serves as the integrator organization for the coalition, but many community members and community organizations provide their time, talent, and energy to make the coalition work. More information here.
Immunizations protect your child from serious illnesses. Children need immunizations when they are infants, again when they are preschool age, and again at adolescence. Immunizations are required by law for children attending childcare or school. More information here.
Distracted driving changes lives. Click here for a video which shows how lives are forever changed by distracted driving. A new University of Iowa study found that distracted driving is the most frequent cause of vehicle crashes involving teenagers. Tell your teenage drivers about the dangers of distracted driving, and model safe driving behavior.
Steps to Success
Steps to Success is a short-term home visitation program for families with children ages 0-5 in need of support and/or education in addressing identified parenting/child growth and development/bonding and attachment or other issues. Family Support Specialists work with parents and children in their home to strengthen the families’ support networks; increase parent confidence and competence … Read More »
Tobacco Use Prevention
Community Health Partners is dedicated to providing guidance and support for local tobacco control interventions and initiatives in Lyon, O’Brien, Osceola, Plymouth and Sioux counties in Northwest Iowa.