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Providing accurate, timely health information to members of the community is a priority for us at the Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health.

Whether you need to know about childhood and adult immunizations, food safety, home health care, tobacco prevention, well water testing, restaurant inspections, senior health clinics or one of the 50 plus services we offer the community, we are happy to provide you information and help direct you to the services you need.

Media Policy

The Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health asks that all members of the media respect our media policy and follow these simple guidelines:

If you would like to interview a member of the Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health staff for a news story, please contact the department’s Marketing & Public Information Officer at 641-421-9333.

The Public Information Officer will discuss your story idea and interview request with you and help direct you to the appropriate source within the department, as long as our staff offers the qualified expertise you seek.

There are several reasons for this policy. One is to help our staff so they can prepare for media interviews. Another reason is so our Public Information Officer can help connect you with the appropriate source. We want to make sure we provide you with the person who is most qualified to answer your questions. Also, when staff members are out of the office, in meetings or on vacation, our Public Information Officer can help you get the information you need as quick as possible.

When Public Health sends a press release to the media, please use the contact information at the top of the release.

At Public Health, we enjoy working with the media in our on-going efforts to educate the public about so many important health issues. We appreciate your cooperation in this matter. Please share this information with reporters and editors in your newsroom as your staff changes.

Thank you!

Ruge_KaraKara Ruge, IOM
Marketing & Public Information Officer
Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health
641-421-9333
kruge@cghealth.com 

 

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Recent News

May 22, 2017: FREE Weight-Loss Program Offered by Health Department
May 17, 2017: Health officials give guidance on food safety during and after a power outage
May 16, 2017: Health Department Strongly Stresses Importance of HIV Testing
May 15, 2017: Health Department Employee Earns Registered Environmental Health Specialist Credential
May 11, 2017: Health Department Urges Residents to Practice Tick Safety
May 11, 2017: Mason City Elementary Schools Win National Contest!
May 10, 2017: Health Department Employee Earns Certified Communicator in Public Health Credential
May 9, 2017: Health officials ask residents to review their immunization records
May 8, 2017: Health Department Employee Receives Environmental Health Professional of the Year Award
May 4, 2017: Community Planning and Health Workshop set for May 11th
April 25, 2017: Health Department Celebrates National Infant Immunization Week
April 20, 2017: Exposed to rabies? Call your doctor and public health!
April 20, 2017: Health Department focuses on new meningitis vaccine requirement for youth on World Meningitis Day
January 10, 2017: Public Health Joins Other Organizations Stressing Radon Testing in Iowa Homes
January 6, 2017: Health Department Hosting FREE Smoking Free Homes Seminars
January 3, 2017: Health Department Announces First Confirmed Flu Case in County
December 29, 2016: New Year’s Resolution to Quit Smoking? Help is Available. Quitline Iowa offers support.
December 28, 2016: Health Department Receives Wellmark Community Kickstarter Grant
December 19, 2016: Senior Health Clinic & Blood Pressure Clinic Schedule
December 7, 2016: FREE Diabetes Prevention Program Offered by Health Department
November 17, 2016: Senior Health Clinic & Blood Pressure Clinic Schedule
November 16, 2016:Health Department Hosts Saturday Flu Clinic
November 15, 2016: Health Department Recognizes the Great American Smoke Out
November 10, 2016: Cerro Gordo County carbon monoxide poisoning Emergency Room visits are double the state rate!
November 9, 2016: Health Department presents first annual Workplace Wellness Awards
October 25, 2016: Health Department Recognizes Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, October 23-29th
October 18, 2016: Health Department Hosts Saturday Flu Clinic
October 11, 2016: Health Department Recognizes Fire Prevention Week

September 28, 2016: Health Department Announces Lead Based Paint Hazard Control Grant Award
September 27, 2016: Vote for Edible Landscaping!
September 14, 2016: September is National Preparedness Month
September 9, 2016: Crypto Cases Continue to Increase
September 7, 2016: Health Department Offers Freedom From Smoking Clinics
August 18, 2016: Health Department Confirms Cases of Cryptosporidiosis in County
August 17, 2016: Breastfeeding Moms – Keep Yourself Healthy
August 9, 2016: Parents Stay Vigilant: Super Lice is Here!
August 8, 2016: Walking School Bus Volunteer & Student Registration Open
August 3, 2016: Health Department Encourages Back-to-School Immunizations
July 14, 2016: Quitting is Hard – Quitline Can Help
July 12, 2016: Health Department encourages HIV Testing – Know your status
July 8, 2016: Financial Assistance Program Available for Breast Health Screenings
July 1, 2016: Health Department Offers Freedom From Smoking Clinics
June 30, 2016: Public Health App adds Trails
June 29, 2016: Health Department Seeks Private Well Owners for Water Testing
June 23, 2016: 1st Annual Workplace Wellness Awards
June 6, 2016: Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite: Health Department Encourages Residents to Protect Themselves from Bed Bugs
June 2, 2016: Health Department Hosts Bed Bug Information and Training Sessions During Bed Bug Awareness Week
May 24, 2016: Health Department Reminds Residents to Swim Safely
May 23, 2016: Health Department Employee Appointed to Iowa Environmental Health Association Board of Directors
May 18, 2016: Senior Health and Blood Pressure Clinic Schedule
May 13, 2016: Health Department Employee Earns Certified Infection Control Credential
May 10, 2016: Health Inspectors Warn Residents About Door-to-Door Meat Sales
May 2, 2016: Local restaurants support making healthy eating easier
April 20, 2016: World Meningitis Day is an opportunity to focus on importance of vaccination
April 15, 2016: Senior Health and Blood Pressure Clinic Schedule
April 14, 2016: Health Department Celebrates National Infant Immunization Week
April 6, 2016: Health Department Recognizes National Public Health Week
March 23, 2016: Health Department Announces First Confirmed Flu Case in County
March 16, 2016: Senior Health Clinic & Blood Pressure Clinic Schedule
March 11, 2016: Health Department Offers Freedom From Smoking Clinics
March 7, 2016: Health Department Partners with Payless Foods to Showcase Healthy Options
February 25, 2016: Health Department Strongly Stresses Importance of HIV Testing
February 17, 2016: Health Department wants to help you get healthier…and enter to win a FitBit
February 16, 2016: Senior Health Clinic & Blood Pressure Clinic Schedule
January 18, 2016: Senior Health and Blood Pressure Clinic Schedule
January 6, 2016: FREE Diabetes Prevention and Weight Loss Program to begin January 13 and 14
January 6, 2016: Public Health Joins Other Organizations Stressing Radon Testing in Iowa Homes

 

 

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