Department of Health, Iowa
The purpose of the Iowa Department of Public Health is to promote and protect the health of Iowans through partnerships with local public health agencies, policymakers, health care provides, and businesses.
Total expenditures for the Department for 2010 was $222,606,959. Estimated expenditures for 2011 total $227,593,318.
The Department is comprised of six divisions: Acute Disease Prevention and Emergency Response, Administration and Professional Licensure, Behavioral Health, Environmental Health, Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention, and Tobacco Use Prevention and Control, as well as the Director's office.
The State also offers the hawk-i, or Healthy and Well Kids in Iowa, program as part of the State Child Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), which offers health insurance coverage to children of families that do not qualify for Medicaid. Per the Department's 2010 Annual Report, over 230,000 children are enrolled in Medicaid and hawk-i.
Country contracts for 2009 are listed on the Department website.