Public Health


Welcome to the official website for Council Bluffs Department of Public Health. Feel free to browse our section for more information about our department. The department provides health support to the City of Council Bluffs. This includes: 
  • Animal Control
  • Board of Health
  • Environmental Health
  • Public Health Nursing
  • Solid Waste Management
Public Health's mission is to improve, protect and promote the health, the environment and the well-being of residents in our community.

We will respond to public and environmental health issues with innovative solutions. The health of our community is dependent on many factors and we will involve individuals and organizations who will work together toward a vision of shared responsibility for a healthy community.

News & Announcements 


Recycling Program of the Year

Clean Sweep Registration

Help keep Council Bluffs green and beautiful by participating in the 2017 Clean Sweep Event on Tuesday, May 16, in Bayliss Park in downtown Council Bluffs. Pre-register or come to Bayliss Park the day of the event. Register as an individual or as part of a group. A light meal will be served after the clean up.

The schedule of events is listed below. The rain date is Wednesday, May 17.

  5:00 – 5:30   Volunteer Check-in at Bayliss Park
  5:30 – 7:00      Pick up Litter in Your Assigned Area
Return to Bayliss When Your Area is Clean
  7:30                 Award Presentation

General Environmental/Public Health Information

  • Next Board of Health Meeting – June 7, 2017
    • 5:00 pm
    • City Hall
      Conference Room 206 B
      209 Pearl St.
      Council Bluffs, IA 51503

Public Health Nursing

ATTENTION PARENTS: Changes Coming to Next School Year 2017-18

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), Bureau of Immunization, has completed the administrative rules process to require meningococcal (A, C, W, Y) vaccine for students enrolling in 7th and 12th grades. The administrative rule change was effective January 11, 2017, and will be implemented at the beginning of the upcoming 2017-2018 school year.

The change requires a one-time dose of meningococcal (A, C, W, Y) vaccine received on or after 10 years of age for applicants in grades 7 and above, if born after September 15, 2004; and 2 doses of meningococcal (A, C, W, Y) vaccines for applicants in grade 12, if born after September 15, 1999; or 1 dose if received when applicants are 16 years of age or older.

Questions and Answers: Meningococcal School Requirements 2017-18

 Recycling & Solid Waste News

Animal Control News

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