The Dubuque County Health Department was established in 1968 with a mission to protect, promote, and enhance the health and well-being of all people and the environment in Dubuque County. The Dubuque County Health Department currently subcontracts health services through the Visiting Nurse Association and Hillcrest Family Services.
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DUBUQUE COUNTY HEALTH NEEDS ASSESSMENT AND HEALTH IMPROVEMENT PLAN (CHNA HIP)
Dubuque County Health to Target Healthy Living and Environmental Health
At least every five years the Dubuque County Board of Health leads a community-wide discussion with stakeholders and residents about the community’s health needs. After identifying needs in the community, the next step is to identify objectives and strategies to address those needs. This process is called the Community Health Needs Assessment & Health Improvement Planning (CHNA & HIP). Through the Community Health Needs Assessment process, Dubuque County Public Health identified two main areas of focus for its Health Improvement Plan: Healthy Living and Environmental Health.