Iowa Department of Public Health
The “Harnessing the Power of Iowa’s Libraries” project will focus on supporting and equipping Iowa’s libraries with the tools, resources, and programs to address social determinants of health and improve population health. IDPH proposes to pilot two sites in Iowa – one urban community and one rural community. Because SDH impacts can have different effects in different settings from urban to rural, the pilot sites will require different strategies. The Local Public Health Agencies at these sites will partner with their local libraries to expand the services currently being offered with a focus on social determinants of health and population health.