Chapter 137 of the Code of Iowa establishes a five member local board of health to be appointed by the county Board of Supervisors. At least one member shall be licensed as a physician under chapter 148, a physician assistant under chapter 148C, an advanced registered nurse practitioner under chapter 152, or an advanced practice registered nurse under chapter 152E.
Local boards of health have responsibility for public health in their jurisdiction. They support local public health vision, mission, and advocate and encourage community involvement in setting public health priorities. Their overall responsibility relate directly to the three core functions and the ten essential services of public health.
Assessment- Knowing what needs to be done
Assessment is the regular collection, analysis, interpretation and communication of information about health conditions, risks and assets in the county.
Policy Development- being part of the solution
Local boards of health are working to increase collaboration, promoting of shared responsibility for problem solving. Policy development can support public health and help meet the community’s needs.
Assurance- doing what needs to be done… or making sure it happens
A primary responsibility of local boards of health is to assure that private and public services that protect and promote public health are available and accessible to all.
Clarke County Board of Health Members – 3 year terms
- Jan Pack- 2022 Chairperson
- Lori Cannon
- Terri Johnston
- Austin Taylor
- Teresa Jackson
Board of Health meetings
Meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of odd numbered months at the Clarke County Public Health Office at 4:30 pm. Public comment is welcome with a 5 minute limit. Items of business may be placed on the agenda by the public 48 hours before the meeting by contacting the Clarke County Public Health office by phone.