Board of Health and Human Services

The Polk County Board of Health and Human Services responsibilities include:

  • Governing the local health and human services department

  • Taking steps to assure enforcement of state public health statutes and adherence to federal and state regulations

  • Adopting regulations that it considers necessary to protect and improve health

  • Assuring measures are taken to provide an environment in which individuals can be healthy

  • Assessing public health and program service needs of the community

  • Advocating for reasonable and necessary public health and human services for Polk County citizens

  • Developing Policy and Providing leadership that:

    • fosters local involvement and commitment

    • emphasizes public health and human services needs

    • advocates for equitable distribution of public health and human services resources

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