Public Health


Horn Memorial Hospital contracts with the Ida County Board of Health and Ida County Board of Supervisors to provide Public Health Nursing Services to the residents of Ida County.

Services include:

Vaccine for Children (VFC) Immunization Provider
Hepatitis B Immunizations for Adults
Public Health Nursing
Foot Care Clinics
Communicable Disease Follow-up
Blood Pressure Screenings
Community Education
A Matter of Balance
Emergency Preparedness
Ida County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC)
Community Collaboration
Ida County Community Alliance (ICCA)
Ida Alive




VACCINE FOR CHILDREN (VFC) IMMUNIZATION CLINIC

The VFC program provides vaccines for all children from birth through 18 years of age who meet one of the following criteria:

Child has no health insurance coverage
Child is American Indian or Alaskan Native
Child is enrolled in Medicaid
Child is underinsured: Underinsured means the child has some type of health insurance, but the benefit plan does not include immunizations

CLINIC TIMES
Second Tuesday of the month from 2-5 p.m.
The following Wednesday from 9 a.m. - noon and 2-5 p.m.

CLINIC LOCATION
Medical Arts Building 700 E 2nd Street, Ida Grove
Upper level, north entrance

QUESTIONS?
Call 712-364-7311



ADULT HEPATITIS B VACCINATIONS

Hepatitis B vaccinations are available for adults 18 years and older. Private pay only.



PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING SERVICES

Public Health Nurses provide:

Foot Care Clinics
Foot care is provided for persons who may have problems performing this care themselves due to visual or other physical limitations
Communicable Disease Follow-up
Blood Pressure Screenings



A MATTER OF BALANCE

A Matter of Balance is an evidence-based program designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase the activity level of older adults who have concerns about falls. Classes are taught by trained volunteer coaches. They consist of eight, two-hour sessions and are offered throughout the county.
For more information contact Public Health at 712-364-7311



RESOURCE REFERRAL AND HEALTH EDUCATION

Horn Public Health serves as a health resource to the community and provides referrals to services. We can provide presentations on a variety of health topics.



EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

Ida County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC)
The mission of the Ida County MRC is to identify, educate and train local volunteers who can help improve community emergency preparedness and be readily mobilized to supplement hospital and public health operations during times of major healthcare needs and promote healthy living throughout the year
Residents, 18 years and older, are encouraged to join the MRC. Applications can be obtained by calling the Community Health office at 712-364-7311



COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS

Ida County Community Alliance (ICCA)
The Alliance, led by Public Health, represents more than 20 community entities coming together to assess Ida County health needs and develop an ongoing health improvement plan
Vision Statement: A healthy, prosperous , safe and growing community partnering to improve the quality of life
Community Values: Truth, excellence, respect and teamwork

Mission
Prevent and control disease, injury and disability
Encourage healthy behaviors and lifestyles
Protect against environmental hazards
Prepare for, respond to, and recover from public health emergencies
Ensure accessible, affordable, and effective healthcare through efficient utilization of available resources
For more information or to join ICCA contact Public Health at 712-364-7311

Ida Alive
The partnership, led by Public Health, meets to address how to help Ida County become a healthier community
Mission Statement: We are dedicated partners empowering Ida County to live healthier
Vision Statement: to be the healthiest county in Iowa
Find us on www.Facebook.com/IdaAlive
Visit us on the web: www.idaalive.org
For more information or to join Ida Alive contact Public Health at 712-364-7311

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