Board of Health

Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

Members
View a list of members (PDF).

Legislative Activities
The Black Hawk County Board of Health sponsors an annual legislative and/or candidate forum. Candidate forums offer an opportunity for the Board of Health to dialogue with local, state and federal candidates about priority public health issues. Legislative forums are generally held during the non-election years and focus on priority public health legislation. On behalf of the Black Hawk County Board of Health, staff from the Health Department actively monitors the status of state and federal public health legislation.

More Information
Budget
For information about the yearly agency budget, please view the FY 2013 Amended Budget (PDF).


Mission
The Black Hawk County Health Department is responsive and accountable. Through collaborative efforts, planning and policy development, we promote population health, prevent disease and protect the environment for all Black Hawk County residents and visitors.

Values
Black Hawk County Health Department is committed to these guiding principles:
  • We are Accountable: We accept our individual and team responsibilities and meet the needs of our commitments. We expect to be evaluated by the successful execution of our commitments.
  • We are Effective: We utilize resources in ways that consistently produce desired results.
  • We are Responsible: We address the changing needs and trends that affect our diverse public. We are sensitive to the cultural and equity factors influencing health. We take responsibility for our performance in all of our decisions and actions.
  • We are Collaborative: Through effective partnerships and transparent communication, we practice collaboration internally and externally, vertically and horizontally, with public and the private sector, as a leader and as a team player.
  • We are Efficient: We maximize the benefits from our resources within a rapidly changing culture and economy to deliver services to the public economically without sacrificing quality.
  • We are Innovative: We foster an environment of continuous quality improvement where as we plan, do, study, and act upon evidence-based research, creating, open and resourceful changes to how we work.
  • We are Adaptable: We are flexible while remaining regulatory compliant and ethical.