About Us


Who is CG Public Health?

CG Public Health promotes and protects the people and the communities where they live, learn, work, and play.  While a doctor treats people who are injured and sick. CG Public Health works to try to prevent people from getting sick or injured in the first place.  Overall,  CG Public Health is concerned with protecting the entire population of the communities we serve.
Our Health Equity Statement

Our Team

Our staff of roughly 45 individuals comes from all walks of life but they all bring with them a passion to improve the communities where they live, learn, work, and play.  From nurses to accountants, administrators, technicians, and more. With CG Public Health you know you are getting the right person for your specific needs.
Meet Our Leadership Team
Supporting healthy communities through prevention, promotion, and protection.
A safer and healthier tomorrow.
Collaboration. Innovation. Adaptability. Social Responsibility. Financial Stewardship.

History of CG Public Health

CG Public Health is located in Mason City, IA, the county seat of Cerro Gordo County.  We serve over 42,000 people across 10 cities and multiple townships.  Founded in 1990, initially, our only service was public health nursing.  Over the last 30 years we have grown and evolved and now provide over 50 programs and services to meet the needs of the communities we serve.  With a staff of roughly 45 people, our yearly budget typically sits around 5.27 million dollars.  Only 33% of this comes from local tax dollars.  In 2018 we were the second public health organization in the state to achieve national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board, or PHAB.  As a department, we value collaboration, innovation, adaptability, social responsibility, and financial stewardship.  Our mission, to support healthy communities through prevention, promotion, and protection to achieve our vision of a safer and healthier tomorrow.

Divisions within the Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health
  • Disease Prevention
  • Population Health
  • Environmental Health & Preparedness
  • Home Care Services
  • Research, Innovation, & Education
  • Finance and Administration
Our first home, Music Man Square in Mason City, IAOur new permanent location in Mason City, IA

Contact Us

2570 4th St SW, Suite 1
Mason City, IA 50401
(641) 421-9300
Toll-Free: 1 (888) 264-2581
Available 24/7 to report health emergencies
(641) 421-9350