Black Hawk County Health Department

Bruce Meisinger, Director     (319) 291-2413     1407 Independence Ave., Waterloo, IA 50703     Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


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Our Vision

Black Hawk County Health Department is a leader and innovator in creating collaborative networks and approaches to health services and delivery. The Department is respected for its dedication and willingness to champion efforts; and adapt programs and services to improve the health of our community.


The Black Hawk County Health Department is responsive and accountable. Through collaborative efforts, planning and policy development, we promote population health, prevent disease and protect the environment for all Black Hawk County residents and visitors.


Black Hawk County Health Department is committed to these guiding principles:

We are Accountable: We accept our individual and team responsibilities and meet the needs of our commitments. We expect to be evaluated by the successful execution of our commitments.

We are Effective: We utilize resources in ways that consistently produce desired results.

We are Responsible:: We address the changing needs and trends that affect our diverse public. We are sensitive to the cultural and equity factors influencing health. We take responsibility for our performance in all of our decisions and actions.

We are Collaborative: Through effective partnerships and transparent communication, we practice collaboration internally and externally, vertically and horizontally, with public and the private sector, as a leader and as a team player.

We are Efficient: We maximize the benefits from our resources within a rapidly changing culture and economy to deliver services to the public economically without sacrificing quality.

We are Innovative: We foster an environment of continuous quality improvement where as we plan, do, study, and act upon evidence-based research, creating, open and resourceful changes to how we work.

We are Adaptable: We are flexible while remaining regulatory compliant and ethical.

Pinecrest Building, 1407 Independence Ave