Health Department


Mission: Protecting and improving the health of Jasper County

Vision: Healthy residents and communities in Jasper County 

The Health Department is governed by the Board of Health. The Board of Health consists of 5 volunteer members with one being a medical provider. The meetings are usually held at 11 AM on the second Thursday of every other month and are published on the website. 

Guidebook - Local Board of Health Iowa

Current members: 
Margot Voshell- Chair 
Mike Balmer
Dr. Andrew Cope
Donna Akins
Julie Smith
Board of Health, Administrator- Becky Pryor

We need your feedback!

In 2019, MercyOne Newton Medical Center and the Jasper County Health Department surveyed the community to assess health needs. Today, we request your input again in order to create a 2022 Newton, IA Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA).

 To gather current area feedback, a short online survey has been created to evaluate current community health needs and delivery.
While your participation is voluntary and confidential, all community input is valued. Thank you for your immediate attention! Deadline to participate is March 3rd, 2022