Public Health & Home Care

County Office Hours

M - F 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Drivers License Hours

M - F 8:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Public Health Services Hours

M - F 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Clerk of Court Hours

M W F 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
T Th 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Buena Vista County, Iowa - Beautiful View

athompson@co.buena-vista.ia.us

 

 

Contact Public Health and Homecare

Administrator:
Pam Bogue RNC, Administrator
Assistant Administrator/ Immunization Coordinator:
Mona Mason
Fiscal manager:
Anna Thompson
Public Health Coordinator:
Jackie Regennitter, RNC
Public Health Nurse
Kaeri Geery, RNC
PHEP Coordinator:
Doreen Pedersen,RN
Home Care Aide Supervisor:
Carolyn Armstrong, HCA
Home Care Aide/ Homemaker Staff:
Stephanie Duriez, HCA
Tammi Schultz, HCA
 
Family STEPS Workers:
Tiffany Smith, BS
Janet Gritten, BS
Interpreter:
Araseli Tellor
Htoo Ray Wah

 

Public Health and Home Care
East Richland Annex
1709 East Richland Annex
P.O. Box 1332
Storm Lake IA 50588
P: 712-749-2548
After Hours: 712-299-3498
E-mail Us

 

Community Health Assessment

Every five years, local boards of health are responsible to lead a community-wide discussion with stakeholders and residents about their community’s health needs. Buena Vista County Board of Health has designated Buena Vista County Public Health and Home Care to complete this duty on their behalf. After identifying needs in the community the next step is to identify strategies to address those needs. The process, Community Health Needs Assessment and Health Improvement Plan (CHNA and HIP) is a fundamental piece of statewide health planning. CHNA and HIP has more than a 20 year history in Iowa and represents local action to promote and protect the health of Iowans.

Buena Vista County Public Health and Home Care met with local community stakeholders in the fall of 2010. We reviewed health data specific to Buena Vista County, determined our three priority issues and developed a five year plan to make health improvements in our county. Buena Vista County’s three priority health needs as determined by this process are colon cancer, obesity rates and limited access to mental health assistance.

In February of 2011, all 99 counties in Iowa submitted a brief report on their needs assessment and health improvement plans to the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH). IDPH has completed a comprehensive analysis of the CHNA and HIP submissions and issued a report, Understanding Community Health Needs in Iowa. The report demonstrates the scope of Iowa’s health needs and identifies critical issues affecting the health of Iowans.