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.
As we at the Departments of Public Health and Human Services go through this alignment process, we continue to learn more about the connection points between the two agencies. As such, we are actively moving toward a one-agency structure.
Through a comprehensive Health and Human Services Alignment Assessment, the state of Iowa is identifying opportunities for greater alignment across public health and human service programs, practices and policies.
We’re off and running on our effort to move toward greater alignment between the Iowa Department of Public Health and the Iowa Department of Human Services.
The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) and Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) are exploring options for aligning their programs, services and operations more closely i
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.