The Dubuque County Health Department was established in 1968 with a mission to protect, promote, and enhance the health and well-being of all people and the environment in Dubuque County. The Dubuque County Health Department currently subcontracts health services through the Visiting Nurse Association and Hillcrest Family Services.
Community Health Needs Assessment and Health Improvement Plan
Every three to five years, local health boards, in partnership with health care providers and community partners, lead a community-wide discussion with residents, business owners, and community stakeholders regarding the public health issues of the community. This process, and the resulting CHNA&HIP report, is required by the Iowa Department of Public Health to receive funding from the State to fulfill the duties of the Dubuque County Board of Health.