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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

March 1, 2018: Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health Awarded National Accreditation Through the Public Health Accreditation Board

October 23, 2017: Health Department Encourages Action for National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week
October 20, 2017: Health Department Continues to Hold Community Flu Clinics
October 18, 2017: Senior Health Clinic & Blood Pressure Clinic Schedule
October 4, 2017: Health Department Nurse Graduates from Prestigious Leadership Program
September 18, 2017: Senior Health Clinic & Blood Pressure Clinic Schedule
September 18, 2017: Health Department Immunization Closed Thursday Afternoon
September 15, 2017: Health Department Reminds Residents of Increased Bat Activity
August 17, 2017: Senior Health Clinic & Blood Pressure Clinic Schedule
July 28, 2017: Cerro Gordo County Ranks First in Toddler Vaccine Rates
July 21, 2017: Senior Health Clinic & Blood Pressure Clinic Schedule
July 20, 2017: 2nd Annual Workplace Wellness Awards
June 28, 2017: Health Department Reminds Residents about Dangerous Dog Ordinance
June 23, 2017: Health Department recognizes National HIV Testing Day
June 19, 2017: Hepatitis C Testing Day Scheduled for June 21 at Health Department
June 15, 2017: Senior Health Clinic & Blood Pressure Clinic Schedule
June 14, 2017: Health Department Offers Freedom From Smoking Clinics
June 8, 2017: Bed bug infestations continue to impact North Iowa and the U.S.
May 26, 2017: Health Department Employee Earns Certified Professional – Food Safety Credential
May 25, 2017:  Health Inspectors Warn Restaurants of Phony Food Inspector Scam and Door-to-Door Meat Sales
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