The Boone County Public Health Services Department is located at Home Care Services of Boone County Hospital.
The Boone County Public Health Department works closely with the Board of Health and other community initiatives/organizations to improve our community’s health. The Department is just one of many entities operated by Home Care Services of Boone County Hospital. The Boone County Public Health Department is located in the Home Care Services building, just west of the hospital, and provides numerous services to our county in addition to those listed below.
The mission of our immunization clinic program is to reduce or eliminate all vaccine-preventable diseases. Public Health particpates in the vaccines for children program (though age 18).
Special clinics are held for influenza vaccine and pneumovax but the pneumovax can be administered at any time.
Communicable Disease Control
Public Health nurses play a significant role in controlling health hazards and communicable diseases. Public Health works with the Iowa Department of Public Health and area physicians to prevent the spread of communicable diseases.
Care for Yourself Program
The Care for Yourself Program is a comprehensive screening program for underserved women, which includes cardiovascular screening and not breast and cervical cancer screening alone. This program is funded through the Centers for Disease Control and administered by the Iowa Department of Public Health.
Iowa Department of Public Health
-- Iowa Department of Public Health Internet Home Page
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
-- Link to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an agency that is recognized as the lead federal agency for protecting the health and safety of people — at home and abroad, providing credible information to enhance health decisions, and promoting health through strong partnerships. The CDC serves as the national focus for developing and applying disease prevention and control, environmental health, and health promotion and education activities designed to improve the health of the people of the United States.
-- Fast Command is a digital disaster response system for Boone County Hospital in Boone, Iowa. This link is for web-enabled communications during emergency events. During the actual incident, the disaster action plan or important directions will appear on the Fast Command page.