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How does your county compare?

Example of Linn County HHS System Snapshot PDF

Published March 20, 2024

Learn about the health of your community with Iowa HHS' new county snapshots. 

These snapshots include demographic information and 15 key indicators of community health. These indicators look at data including:

  • Access to medical care
  • Mental health care
  • Addictive disorders
  • Economic stability and income
  • Housing and transportation
  • Active living and healthy eating
  • Cancer

The indicators are data from Healthy Iowans, our state health assessment and state health improvement plan. 

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Each snapshot compares per-county data with statewide data. Statewide data points include:

  • 24.7% of adults report binge drinking, among the highest in the nation.
  • 11% of Iowans live below the rate of poverty.
  • 23% of Iowa households spend 30% or more of income on housing.
  • 36.3% of adult Iowans have an unhealthy body weight.

The reports were created as part of Iowa HHS's work to align service delivery for the Behavioral Health system in Iowa. The snapshots will serve as a baseline to track outcomes in the future. 

If you have any questions about the snapshots, please contact Erin Barkema at or Marisa Roseberry at