The Iowa State Board of Health is the policy-making body for the Iowa Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). It has the powers and duties to adopt, promulgate, amend and repeal rules and regulations, and advises or makes recommendations to the governor, General Assembly, and the director of Public Health, on public health, hygiene, and sanitation. Under the leadership of the director, the Iowa Department of Health and Human Services exercises general supervision of the state's public health; promotes public hygiene and sanitation; and, unless otherwise provided, enforces laws on public health. The department's programs are conducted through five major divisions and the executive staff director.

For questions related to administrative matters to the Board of Health, please contact Director's Office at (515) 281-8474.