Affiliates and Health Care Links

Iowa Department of Public Health

Public health is a partnership of local public health, the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), non-profit organizations, health care providers, policymakers, businesses, and many others working together to promote and protect the health of Iowans. Public health strives to improve the quality of life for all Iowans by assuring access to quality population-based health services.

Joint Commission

The Joint Commission accredits and certifies nearly 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards.

Cedar Valley United Way

Cedar Valley United Way makes it their mission to be experts on the complex and ever-changing human condition throughout the Cedar Valley. They strive to be a resource organizer and community problem-solver, with initiatives and collaborative projects that put your contributions to work where they’re needed most.

Center for Disease Control

CDC works 24/7 to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack, CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same.

Visiting Nursing Association of America

VNAA is a national trade association that supports, promotes and advocates for mission-driven providers of home health, hospice and palliative care. VNAA’s members provide cost-effective and compassionate home health and hospice care to the nation’s most vulnerable individuals, particularly the elderly and individuals with disabilities.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, CMS, is part of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). is a federal government website managed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21244. The programs they administer include: Medicare, Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and the Health Insurance Marketplace. 

Iowa Homeland Security

The Homeland Security and Emergency Management Department (HSEMD) has been working to make Iowa more prepared for disasters since it began as the State Civil Defense Agency in 1965. The focus of emergency management and the hazards faced by Iowans may have changed in some ways since that time, but what hasn’t changed is our commitment to making our state more prepared for any emergency or disaster.

Waverly-Shell Rock United Way

The Waverly-Shell Rock Area United Way improves lives and strengthens the education, income & health of our communities by securing funds and promoting services for those in need. This includes fundraising for United Way partner agencies, educating the community regarding community needs, assisting member agencies, operating a volunteer center, and supporting the United Way 2-1-1 crisis phone number.