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Non-Discrimination Statement

Buchanan County Public Health Department complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.  Buchanan County Public Health Department does not exclude people or treat them differently because of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.

Buchanan County Public Health Department:

• Provides free aids and services to people with disabilities to communicate effectively with us, such as:

  • Qualified Sign Language Interpreters
  • Written information in other formats (large print, audio, accessible electronic formats, other formats
• Provides free language services to people whose primary language is not English, such as:

  • Qualified Interpreters
  • Information written in other languages

            If you need these services, contact the Buchanan County Public Health Director or Buchanan County Attorney.

If you believe that Buchanan County Public Health Department has failed to provide these services or discriminated in another way on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex, you can file a grievance with:

Buchanan County Public Health Director,
1413 First Street West, Independence, Iowa  50644,
Telephone: 319-332-0860, Fax:  319-332-0959,
Email:  publichealth@co.buchanan.ia.us
-or-
Buchanan County Attorney
210 5th Ave NE, Independence, Iowa  50644,
Telephone:  319-334-3710, Fax: 319-334-6591 
Email:  buchatty@co.buchanan.ia.us  

You can file a grievance in person or by mail, fax, or email. If you need help filing a grievance, Buchanan County Public Health Director, or Buchanan County Attorney, is available to help you.

You can also file a civil rights complaint with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights, electronically through the Office for Civil Rights Complaint Portal, available at http://ocrportal.hhs.gov/ocr/portal/lobby.jsf or by mail or phone at:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

200 Independence Avenue, SW

Room 509, HRH Building

Washington, D.C. 20201

1-800-368-1019, 800-537-7697 (TD D)

Complaint forms are available at http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/office/file/index.html.

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