The fundamental obligations of Public Health are to “prevent epidemics and spread of disease; protect againstenvironmental hazards; prevent injuries; promote and encourage healthy behaviors and mental health; respond to disasters and assist communities in recovery; andassure the quality and accessibility of health services.”

Services Available:

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Individuals and families have the right to make informed decisions regarding their health care and independence. Public Health nurses maintain, promote, andrestore health through caring and working with other health care professionals. Public Health nurses and home care aides live and work in your county.Public Health nurses and home care aides help preserve the well being of individuals and the community while serving people of all ages and socioeconomic status. 

How are services funded?

  • Iowa Department of Public Health Grant
  • County Grant
  • Area Agency on Aging
  • Contractual Agreements
  • Private pay/sliding fee scale based on ability to pay
  • Other fees


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Marion County Public Health Department
2003 N. Lincoln
Box 152
Knoxville, IA 50138
Phone: (641) 828-2238
Fax: (641) 842-3442

Public Health Nursing