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

    Home Visits
    Foot Care Clinics
    Communicable Disease Follow-up

Homemaker/Home Care Aide Services
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:

Home Visits

    Nursing Care in the home. This can be short or long-term depending on the patient's condition and needs
    Set up medications
    Provide foot and nail care
    Provide education and refer individual and/or family members to community resources which may be helpful
    Carry out physician's orders such as dressing changes, catheter care, etc.
    Arrange for Home Care Aide services

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



HOMEMAKER/HOME CARE AIDE SERVICES
Home Care Aides provide:

Services such as personal care, routine light housekeeping and assistance with errands



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 o * 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