Siouxland District Health About Us Print

Creating a “ healthy community for all” is the vision of the Siouxland District Health Department. This will be accomplished through our mission of "leading a collaborative effort to build a healthier community through improved access to health services, education and disease prevention."


Organized in 1916, the Woodbury County Health Department was responsible for improving health services and providing community education throughout Woodbury County. In 1978 the County and City Boards of Health voted to dissolve their individual boards and created Iowa’s only district health board and health department, under the authority of Chapter 137 of the Code of Iowa.

As the Public Health agency for Woodbury County, Siouxland District Health continues to evolve to address the needs of the community. Services include public health nursing, nutrition, laboratory, health planning and environmental services in Woodbury County with expanded environmental programs in ten northwest Iowa counties. For more information on these services click on the SDHD Services/Clinics tab above or view the Siouxland District Health Department Agency Brochure in English or Spanish. You can also learn more about SDHD by viewing our annual reports.

FY 15-16 Annual Report
FY 14-15 Annual Report

FY 13-14 Annual Report

FY 12-13 Annual Report

FY 11-12 Annual Report

FY 10-11 Annual Report

FY 07-08 Annual Report

FY 09-10 Annual Report

FY 06-07 Annual Report

FY 08-09 Annual Report FY 05-06 Annual Report

The following diagram reflects the core functions and essential services that guide Siouxland District Health in its planning and service planning:



Siouxland District Health Department complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. Siouxland District Health Department does not exclude people or treat them differently because of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.  Read our Federal Accessibility and Nondiscrimination Notice.