Local Community Leaders & Influencers

  • Gerd W. Clabaugh, MPA–Department of Public Health Director
    • (515) 281-7689
  • Kathy Stone– Division of Behavioral Health Director
    • (515) 281-4417
  • Brenda Dobson— Health Promotion & Chronic Disease Prevention Interim Director
    • (515) 2810-7769

Cancer

  • Resources:
    • Unity Point Health
      • Cancer Support Groups – (515) 241-8505
      • Coffee & Conversation for Adolescents & Young Adults – (515) 868-0977
  • Cancer Care Coordination Program
    • Education and support, patient advocacy, monitoring symptom management, facilitating multidisciplinary team care, and raising public awareness about cancer.”

Prostate Cancer

  • In 2016, 38.1% of men aged 40+ who had a PSA test within the past two years answered “yes” to having being diagnosed with prostate cancer.

Heart Disease

Stroke

Diabetes

  • Resources:
    • Mercy One Diabetes Education Program – (515) 643-5203

Pre-Diabetes

  • In 2015, 19.2% of men in the Lancaster County reported severe physical inactivity. Physical inactivity and obesity are the most common and significant indicators of diabetes.

*Suicide

  • In 2017, 386 men in Iowa committed suicide. (Population: 1,564,733)
  • Age adjusted death rate: 24.37/per 100,000 (0.02%)

Obesity

*state statistics