Resources

Buchanan County Public Health Department in no way recommends one source of information over another.   But we do recommend using reliable sources of information.  This page is simply a list of reliable web page links and other files that may be helpful to you.

Public Health Links 

Resources for Teens (and their parents)

Preparedness Tip Sheets
  – Free publications to help you and your family prepare for health related emergencies - please use the search feature below, or click on the category listed below.  You will need Adobe Reader installed on your computer to view any of the following forms.

Doc app

Document Center

The Document Center provides easy access to public documents. Click on one of the categories below to see related documents or use the search function.

Search for file type:
Categories always sorted by seq (sub-categories sorted within each category)
Documents sorted by SEQ in Ascending Order within category
Please click on one of the categories below to see uploaded documents.
General Fact Sheets 4 documents
CAT:128
Download File
Emerging Infectious Diseases - What Are They?
document seq 0.00
file:130
Download File
Keeping Food and Water Safe in an Emergency.
document seq 0.00
file:131
Download File
How to get ready for heat waves
document seq 0.00
file:132
Download File
How to get ready for winter storms
document seq 0.00
file:133
'Health'-ful Apps 3 documents
CAT:233
Download File
CDC's TravWell app helps you plan for safe and healthy international travel. Build a trip to get destination-specific vaccine recommendations, a checklist of what you need to do to prepare for travel, and a customizable healthy travel packing list. The app also lets you store travel documents, keep a record of your medications and immunizations, and set reminders to get vaccine booster doses or take medicines while you're traveling.
document seq 1.00
file:234
Download File
Easy to use Spanish language toggle to switch translation directly inside the app.  HEAT STROKE AND RELATED CONTENT NOW INCLUDED IN LEARN AND EMERGENCY TABS  Simple step-by-step instructions guide you through everyday first aid scenarios.  Fully integrated with 9-1-1 so you can call EMS from the app at any time.  Videos and animations make learning first aid fun and easy.  Safety tips for everything, from severe winter weather to hurricanes, earthquakes and tornadoes help you prepare for emergencies.  Preloaded content means you have instant access to all safety information at anytime, even without reception or an Internet connection. Interactive quizzes allow you to earn badges that you can share with your friends and show off your lifesaving knowledge.
document seq 2.00
file:235
Download File
The FEMA App contains preparedness information for different types of disasters, an interactive checklist for emergency kits, a section to plan emergency meeting locations, information on how to stay safe and recover after a disaster, a map with FEMA Disaster Recovery Center locations (one-stop centers where disaster survivors can access key relief services) and Shelters, general ways the public can get involved before and after a disaster, and the FEMA blog.
document seq 3.00
file:236
Healthy Lifestyles 3 documents
CAT:226
Download File
The amount of whole fruit* children, 2-18 years old, ate increased by 67% from 2003 to 2010 and replaced fruit juice as the main contributor of fruit to children's diets. Experts recommend that most fruit come from whole fruit, rather than juice. The amount of vegetables children ate did not change from 2003 to 2010. Moreover, in 2007- 2010, children did not meet recommendations for the amount of fruit and vegetables they should eat.
document seq 0.00
file:227
Download File
Going to college is an exciting time in a young person's life. It's the end of one chapter and the beginning of another. College is a great time for new experiences, both inside and outside the classroom. Here are a few pointers for college students on staying safe and healthy.
document seq 1.00
file:228
Download File
Cancer Screenings that can save YOUR life!  Free Mammogram & Pap Smear.  Colon Cancer Screenings.  Do you qualify? - please click for more information.
document seq 2.00
file:229
Illness Prevention 8 documents
CAT:112
Download File
Hand-washing tips for parents and caregivers
document seq 0.00
file:114
Download File
WASH UP!  Tips for Preschools
document seq 0.00
file:115
Download File
Clean is cool: Wash your hands!
document seq 0.00
file:116
Download File
Good clean fun: A hand-washing guide for teachers and day care providers
document seq 0.00
file:117
Download File
Staying healthy, preventing disease:  Vaccines for kids
document seq 1.00
file:137
Download File
Staying healthy, preventing disease: Vaccines for adults
document seq 2.00
file:138
Download File
Staying healthy, preventing disease:  The importance of vaccines
document seq 3.00
file:139
Download File
Staying healthy, preventing disease: Vaccines for teens
document seq 4.00
file:140
Pandemic Flu 5 documents
CAT:118
Download File
Pandemic Flu - It's not the flu you're used to.
document seq 1.00
file:119
Download File
Get the Facts on Pandemic Flu
document seq 2.00
file:120
Download File
Leaving No One Behind
document seq 3.00
file:121
Download File
What is the Flu - a simple guide for children
document seq 4.00
file:125
Download File
Cold & Flu Supplies - what you need when your are home sick.
document seq 5.00
file:126
Gambling Prevention 3 documents
CAT:350
Download File
Iowa Gambling Treatment Program
document seq 0.25
file:384
Download File
document seq 1.00
file:352
Download File
A "yes" answer to any of the questions means the person is at risk for developing a gambling problem.
document seq 2.00
file:353
Tobacco Cessation 11 documents
CAT:230
Download File
document seq 0.15
file:400
Download File
A presentation for educators, parents and youth services organizations. 
document seq 0.15
file:408
Download File
document seq 0.20
file:402
Download File
It can be hard to quit using tobacco, but it is one of the best ways to protect your own health and your baby's health. No matter how far along you are, it is never too late to quit!
document seq 3.50
file:356
Download File
Executive Summary of from the Surgeon General.  A full report is available at the CDC's website: https://e-cigarettes.surgeongeneral.gov/documents/2016_SGR_Full_Report_non-508.pdf
document seq 5.00
file:354
Download File
document seq 6.00
file:390
Download File
Percent and number of new moms who smoked, who quit cigarettes by county 2007-2015
document seq 6.10
file:391
Download File
Adolescent years are times of important brain development.  Brain development begins during the growth of the fetus in the womb and continues through childhood and to about age 25.
document seq 6.25
file:355
Download File
Summary - Point of Sale Tobacco Products in Buchanan County
document seq 6.30
file:345
Download File
document seq 6.50
file:397
Download File
Referral FAQ
document seq 6.75
file:338
Vector Borne Diseases 4 documents
CAT:122
Download File
Travelers to tropical and other destinations should take steps to prevent bug bites. 
document seq 0.50
file:325
Download File
Dengue: What you need to know.
document seq 1.00
file:123
Download File
Protect yourself from mosquito-borne diseases
document seq 2.00
file:124
Download File
As mosquito populations rise, Iowans urged to protect and prevent  Recent rains have resulted in more mosquitoes buzzing through the Iowa air. The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) urges Iowans to take action to protect themselves against mosquito bites, and to prevent the mosquito population from growing. Although mosquitoes carrying the West Nile virus typically are not seen until late summer through early fall, one case of West Nile virus has been reported in Iowa this year and surrounding states have also reported cases of the disease caused by mosquito bites. This makes it even more important to use insect repellents properly.
document seq 3.00
file:225