Iowa Tracking Program



The Iowa (IA) Tracking Program’s mission is to mobilize data to improve public health. The program’s core functions include:

  • Data compilation and management
  • Data access and visualization
  • Health research and analysis
  • Health communications
  • Education and training

 Quick Stats:

Iowa is situated in the Midwest and is often referred to as the “heartland of America.” Agriculture and related businesses make up the majority of the state’s economic base. Iowa’s rural populations have similar characteristics to other rural states in the nation: older populations, lower incomes, and seasonal unemployment above regional averages. The number of high-density livestock facilities has led to concerns about rural water contamination and a decline in air quality.


Important events and achievements of the tracking program

Iowa state capitol building

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    Iowa Tracking Program established with CDC funding

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    Launch of Iowa Tracking site

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    Improved data processing and management for quicker access and analysis

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    Redesigned Iowa Tracking siteExternal with improved data visualizations

Iowa Public Health Tracking Portal Graphic

Unique Data:

In addition to the set of standard data collected and displayed by all state and local tracking programs, individual programs may host data that are important to their populations. IA provides data on the following topics:

Page last reviewed: December 6, 2018