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Health And Fitness

Bill establishing midwife licensing advances through Iowa House

By ROBIN OPSAHL Midwives would have a licensing process for the first time in Iowa under legislation approved with bipartisan support Tuesday by Iowa House.Iowa is one of 15 states that does not have a licensing process for professional midwives. The bill, House File 265, would create a regulatory board to certify midwifes and ensure they’ve completed an educational course before practicing, with exemptions for those practicing in Native American, Mennonite and Amish communities or other religious communities with “traditional” midwifery practices.

What is Medicaid Renewal? What You Need to Know

By Jeffrey JonesThree years ago, the federal government declared a Public Health Emergency (PHE) in response to COVID-19 that provided critical support and health care for Iowa residents and their families. During the PHE, nearly all existing and new Medicaid enrollees were able to enroll and stay covered regardless of changes in eligibility or status.
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Words on Wellness

See this month's edition of the March 2023 Words on Wellness newsletter below!This edition features:·    Be in the Know – Don’t Throw! Tips to Avoid Food Waste·    Recipe for Mediterranean Tuna Spinach Salad·    Put it Away – The Right Way!·    Physical Activity at Your Fingertips Check out upcoming human sciences events on the calendar -- https://www.

SHIIP Clinics schedule - by appointment only

SHIIP Clinics will be held at the following times:Wednesday, March 15th, 2023: 9am- 5pm.Friday, March 17th, 2023: 9am- 5pm.Monday, March 20th, 2023: 1pm- 5pmTuesday, March 21st, 2023: 9am- 5pmWednesday, March 22nd, 2023: 9am- 5pmFriday, March 24th , 2023: 9am- 5pmSenior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP): Medicare counseling services for Iowans.

Benton County Public Health Clinic Schedule

The Benton County Public Health Clinic is held at Virginia Gay Hospital 502 North 9th Ave, Vinton IA. Check-in at front entrance registration COVID19 Vaccine Clinics will be held  on Monday, March 20th , 2023, from 9am-1pm : Adult Clinic for ages 18 & older Pfizer/Moderna *Clinic times are walk in - no appointment needed *Cost: Free *Remember to bring your vaccination card.

Iowa Legislature Officially Recognizes March as Disabilities Awareness Month

By Iowa Developmental Disabilities CouncilOn Thursday, March 9, with representatives from the Iowa Developmental Disabilities Council, Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services, Disability Rights Iowa, and disability advocates from across the state looking on, the Iowa House of Representatives passed a resolution designating March as Disabilities Awareness Month—the first resolution of its kind in Iowa.

The Struggle is Real - Mental Health in Iowa and How to “Make It OK”

Did you know that 1 in 5 people will have some kind of mental illness in a given year? (source) Recent data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) and Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) show that many adults and youth in Iowa are struggling with their mental health.As mentioned in the 2023-2027 State Health Improvement Plan, 13.

Top cancers in Benton County, 2017-2019 according to the Iowa Cancer Registry

The cancer types with a black box next to the name means that Benton County exceeds the state rate per 100,000 for that type of cancer. -The Iowa Cancer Registry has released the following report from the University of Iowa. The report tracks the trends in the state and shows that Iowa has the second-highest rate of cancer in the country with only Kentucky reporting higher incidents. Iowa is the only state who recorded an increase in cases between 2015 and 2019. Iowa reports the 3rd highest mortality rate across all types of cancers in both black and rural populations.
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Peer Recovery Zone March Schedule

PRZ 9:30-1:30 @ 811 D. Ave. Vinton, meets in the conference roomCome join the fun!! 18 years or older!Bring a drink or snack! Stay the day!! Our Prz is a safe place where peoplecan connect with others sharing same life experiences. While at the PRZ youcan have healthy discussions, participate in workshops & crafts, and havefun while spending ti

COVID Vaccine and SHIIP Clinic

Monday, March 6th, 2023, 09:00am-1:00pm: Adult Clinic for ages 18 & older Pfizer/Moderna *Clinic times are walk in - no appointment needed *Cost: Free *Remember to bring your vaccination card. If you lose your card, we will NOT be providing a duplicate card. Please see attached COVID-19 Vaccine Immunization Schedule recommendations.  SHIIP Clinics: Monday, March 6th, 2023: 1:00pm- 5:00pm.
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