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Iowa Department of Health and Human Services

Bureau of Family Health - Maternal Health

Maternal Health in Iowa

The Iowa Department of Health and Human Services and the Bureau of Family Health have been charged with supporting the state’s maternal health efforts for over eighty years. Iowa’s Maternal Health Programs work to ensure optimal health for pregnant, birthing, and postpartum mothers, ensure more babies can celebrate their first birthday (prevent infant mortality), and improve birth outcomes. For more information on maternal health in Iowa, check out the following pages:

  • Pregnancy Resources - information, links, and resources for individuals looking for information on becoming pregnant, staying healthy during pregnancy, labor and delivery, and postpartum resources
  • Maternal Health Programs - this page provides an overview of maternal health programs at IDPH
  • Maternal Health Data and Reports - links to all maternal health-related data and reports

2021 Maternal Health Strategic Plan

The 2021 Maternal Health Strategic Plan identifies strategic priorities to lead the state’s maternal health efforts. Developed through engagement with community, clinical, and provider perspectives, and in alignment with national public health goals, these strategic priorities will guide IDPH efforts.  Click the link below to view the Strategic Plan and Appendices.

For more information:

Stephanie Trusty
Lucas State Office Bldg.
Des Moines, IA 50319-0075
Voice: (515) 418-7604
Fax: (515) 242-6013

You may "Contact Us" to submit questions online.

Healthy Families Line - 1-800-369-2229 (provides information on maternal, child and family planning services)