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This toolkit was designed by the Iowa Counties Public Health Association (ICPHA) and The Upper Midwest Public Health Training Center (UMPHTC) to equip public health administrators and other interested community partners with evidence-supported tools and resources to take action on public health concerns in their communities. Based on work sessions with local public health administrators and key stakeholders, ICPHA and UMPHTC identified the following public health priorities: Access to Mental Health, Diet and Exercise, and Tobacco Use. This toolkit will provide effective policies and programs, success stories, tools and resources, and funding opportunities related these topics to maximize communities' chances for success at improvement. The contents for this toolkit are identified by County Health Rankings data and other similar sources (PDF).

This toolkit is made possible by a grant from County Health Rankings & Roadmaps - A Healthier Nation, County by County.

Laurie Walkner
Director of Education and Training
Upper Midwest Public Health Training Center
UI College of Public Health, 5197 Westlawn, Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: 319-335-6836
E-mail: laurie-walkner@uiowa.edu

Sara Imhof
Executive Director
Iowa Counties Public Health Association (ICPHA)
855 S. Dubuque St., Suite 217, Iowa City IA 52240
Phone: (319) 471-0236
Email: sara-imhof@uiowa.edu

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