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Monroe County, Iowa - Public Health
It's natural to enjoy all kinds of outdoor activities! The Sun Safety
Alliance (SSA) encourages you to be safe by following these sun-safety
tips year-round to help prevent serious skin damageand possibly
Keep in mind the sun is strongest between 10 am and 4 pm.
clothing that's dark and tightly woven.
Wear a wide-brimmed hat
Remember that UV rays bounce off sand, snow,
concrete, and water.
Do not use sun tanning beds.
young children (6 months or less) out of the sun.
to be applied liberally and evenly over all exposed areas.
sunscreen with a SPF of 15 or higher whenever you're outdoors. To
achieve adequate UV protection you should use products that provide
broad spectrum protection, which means protection against both UVB and
UVA rays. For broad spectrum protection, look for products that provide
an SPF of at least 15 and contain ingredients like Avobenzone (Parsol
1789) or zinc oxide.
For children, the SSA recommends sunscreen
with an SPF 30 or higher.
Apply sunscreen before going outdoors
and reapply often.
Reapply sunscreen after swimming, perspiring,
and toweling off.
Provide complete sunscreen coverage for your
skin (including neck, ears, and lips!).
For people with thin or
thinning hair, apply sunscreen to the scalp as well.
stay in the shade whenever possible!
42,000 lives are saved and 20 million cases of disease are prevented for
each U.S. birth cohort using the current childhood immunization
||Monroe County Immunization Clinics are held the 2nd and 4th Tuesday
of each month from 1 to 3 p.m. or call for an appointment.
||We have Foot Clinics the 3rd
Wednesday of the month at Benton Place
Call for an appointment.
||HOPES HFA Affiliate (Healthy Opportunities for Parents to
Experience Success-Healthy Families America Affiliate)
||Child Care Health Consultant
||Homemaker Service Programs available for both
elderly individuals living in Monroe County and for caregivers of
elderly individuals in the county. Interested individuals can inquire
about eligibility to Dana Cockrell, RN at phone number 641-932-7191 or at
|HOPES Is a family support program designed to
empower families to become and remain healthy and strong. This program
is affiliated with Prevent Child Abuse America. Funding for HOPES comes
from: 4 Counties for Kids-Early Childhood Iowa. (formerly
empowerment) Monroe County Iowa Community Foundation Grant and Monroe
County Public Health.
1801 South B Street
Albia IA 52531
8:00am - 4:00pm
Public Health Administrator:
Kim Hugen, RN
Employees in the Public Health Office:
Dana Cockrell, RN
Family Support Workers with HOPES
Assistant Office Manager
HOPES program manager
Judy Brown, HCA
Bev Sheffler, HCA
Donna Humeston, HCA
Lynda Kosman, HH
Public Health Forms / Employment Opportunities:
used in the Public Health office & job listings for employment with Monroe
County Public Health
Public Health Links:
CDC Seasonal Flu