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.

Director Garcia and Steering Committee Identify Primary Project Team

Director Garcia and the Health and Human Services Alignment’s Project Steering Committee have identified a cross-departmental, cross-level, and cross-functional Primary Project Team from a pool of 119 applicants. The team members listed below bring expertise and experience from across public health and human services, including income maintenance, child welfare, mental health, field operations and policy, to name a few.