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Iowa HHS Moves Forward Key Initiatives to Better Support Children and Families

Announces Intent to award child protective services assessment contract and posts key leadership positions

(Des Moines, IA) The Iowa Department of Health and Human Services (Iowa HHS) is in the process of significant organizational change. The Iowa Departments of Public Health and Human Services recently came together as one agency to strengthen coordination amongst existing services and provide more comprehensive services to all Iowans. This initiative continues with a significant focus on how we serve children and families in Iowa.

Everything To Know About The New HHS Branding

New Mission, Vision and Guiding Principles

Mission

Iowa HHS provides high quality programs and services that protect and improve the health and resiliency of individuals, families, and communities.

Societal Vision

Individuals, families, and communities are safe, resilient and empowered to be healthy and self-sufficient.

Organization Vision

Iowa HHS is a trusted leader and partner in protecting health and providing high quality, equitable services.

Final Change Package and Functional Organizational Chart Released

The Iowa Departments of Public Health (IDPH) and Human Services (DHS) are one step closer to becoming a single agency. Today, March 24, 2022, the Departments released the final change package and functional organizational chart. This serves as the roadmap to bring together both agencies under a single leadership structure. The goal of this work is to strengthen coordination amongst existing services and provide more comprehensive services to all Iowans. This will also allow us to gain efficiencies and better leverage resources to reinvest in our system.