Public Health Nursing
Public Health Nurses work in the community to provide gap filling services to our residents. This can include health promotion activities, health maintenance home visits, nursing visits, education, foot clinics, health screening and assessment, and immunizations for both adults and children.
- Public Health Nursing—Home Maintenance
- Homemaker services
- Care Coordination for elderly people needing help finding services to keep them safely in their homes longer
- Foot care clinics
- Blood pressure screening clinics
- Community health planning
- Community education
- CPR & first aid training
- Targeted case management
- Resource and referral information
- Communicable disease follow-up
We believe that…
Individuals and families have the right to make informed decisions regarding their health care and independence. Public Health nurses maintain, promote, and restore health through caring and working with other health care professionals.
Public Health nurses and home care aides live and work in your county. Public Health nurses and home care aides help preserve the well being of individuals and the community while serving people of all ages and socioeconomic status.
How are services funded?
- Iowa Department of Public Health Grant
- County Grant
- Area Agency on Aging
- Contractual Agreements
- Private pay/sliding fee scale based on ability to pay
- Other fees