Iowa Public Health Association

Events

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Upcoming events

    • 01 Jan 2015
    • 31 Dec 2015
    • N/A

    The Iowa Chapter of the Society for Public Health Education (IASOPHE) is a voluntary organization composed of professional public health educations or individuals and students interested in public health education.  IASOPHE is both a Chapter of the national Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) and a current section of the Iowa Public Health Association (IPHA).


    The mission of IASOPHE is to provide leadership to the profession of health education and to contribute to the health of all people through advances in health education theory and research, excellence in health education practice, and the promotion of public policies conducive to health.


    Members are affiliated with a variety of public health settings including local and state health departments, community-based organizations, higher education, schools, worksites, managed care, and health care.


    Benefits of membership include:

    • Professional networking and professional development
    •  Develop and gain advocacy skills to advance public health
    • Reduced cost for Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) credits
    • Access to continuing education via programs and webinars
    • Resource sharing from national SOPHE
    • Gain leadership skills
    • Possible internship opportunities
    • Quarterly newsletter
    Membership dues help support IASOPHE activities, advocacy, education, and representation at the national SOPHE annual meeting and conference.
    • 12 Jan 2015
    • 01 Oct 2015
    • multiple locations

    The Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) Training teaches how to take action steps toward a healthier community


    Click here for more information and registration information.

    • 05 Mar 2015
    • webinar

    This webinar will present an array of media resources and tools available to assist CCC coalitions, cancer centers, employers, and advocacy groups in their tobacco control efforts. Specific topics will include:

    • An overview of the CDC Tips Campaign along with resources and tools available to coalitions presented by Jane Mitchko, MEd, Deputy Associate Director, CDC/National Center for Injury Prevention and Control.

     

    • An overview of the FDA's first youth tobacco prevention campaign, "The Real Cost," which targets at-risk youth aged 12-17 who are open to smoking or already experimenting with cigarettes, review of tools and resources available to coalitions presented by Kathleen Crosby, Director, Office of Health Communication and Education, FDA.

     

    • An overview of the newly launched TRUTH campaign and practical ideas and examples of how coalitions can use and tailor the materials to fit their needs presented by William (Bill) Furmanski, Senior Vice President, Communications, American Legacy Foundation. 


    This webinar will present an array of media resources and tools available to assist CCC coalitions, cancer centers, employers, and advocacy groups in their tobacco control efforts. Specific topics will include:

    ·  An overview of the CDC Tips Campaign along with resources and tools available to coalitions presented by Jane Mitchko, MEd, Deputy Associate Director, CDC/National Center for Injury Prevention and Control.
     

    ·  An overview of the FDA's first youth tobacco prevention campaign, "The Real Cost," which targets at-risk youth aged 12-17 who are open to smoking or already experimenting with cigarettes, review of tools and resources available to coalitions presented by Kathleen Crosby, Director, Office of Health Communication and Education, FDA.
     

    ·  An overview of the newly launched TRUTH campaign and practical ideas and examples of how coalitions can use and tailor the materials to fit their needs presented by William (Bill) Furmanski, Senior Vice President, Communications, American Legacy Foundation. 

    This webinar will present an array of media resources and tools available to assist CCC coalitions, cancer centers, employers, and advocacy groups in their tobacco control efforts. Specific topics will include:

    ·  An overview of the CDC Tips Campaign along with resources and tools available to coalitions presented by Jane Mitchko, MEd, Deputy Associate Director, CDC/National Center for Injury Prevention and Control.
     

    ·  An overview of the FDA's first youth tobacco prevention campaign, "The Real Cost," which targets at-risk youth aged 12-17 who are open to smoking or already experimenting with cigarettes, review of tools and resources available to coalitions presented by Kathleen Crosby, Director, Office of Health Communication and Education, FDA.
     

    ·  An overview of the newly launched TRUTH campaign and practical ideas and examples of how coalitions can use and tailor the materials to fit their needs presented by William (Bill) Furmanski, Senior Vice President, Communications, American Legacy Foundation. 

    • 07 Mar 2015
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Des Moines University

    Register online or call 515.288.4019 x. 208 or 515.271.1596 for more information.


    call 288-4019 ext. 208 or 271-1596.

    Register online at http://www.dmu.edu/event/lgbt

    • 09 Mar 2015
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Webinar

    Join celebrated speaker and walkability expert Mark Fenton for a rapid-fire review of best practices for those beginning to build more walkable communities. Many communities are overwhelmed by the apparent technical challenges and cost of making themselves more walkable. But there are compelling, cost efficient, often simple approaches that are ideal first steps. Based on a series of interviews with some of the most experienced and successful walkable community advocates and implementers in the United States, this free Webinar reveals starter-strategies that have been shown to work, and why!

    This webinar is a companion to the Every Body Walk! Collaborative practice guides series.  This Getting Started practice guide can be downloaded at HERE.       

    We are grateful to the Centers for Disease Control, American Public Health Association, New Jersey Department of Health, and Every Body Walk! Collaborative for sponsoring this program.


    Click here for more information.


     

    • 10 Mar 2015
    • 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Cass County Memorial Hospital, Conference Room 2, 1501 E 10th Street, Atlantic Iowa 5022
    • 27
    Registration is closed

    The Iowa Public Health Gaining Ground Coalition (IPHGCC) presents “Gaining Ground Together: Making Iowa PHABulous!”  This free workshop is offered to Iowa’s public and environmental health professionals interested in moving the needle on accreditation readiness and performance and quality improvement in Iowa.  The one-day workshop including lunch will be repeated in each of Iowa’s public health regions in March 2015. 


    Who should attend?  Representatives of local public health agencies empowered to effect change in their organizations.


    What will be covered? 

    • History of the evolution toward accreditation in Iowa and nationally
    • Determining readiness
    • IPHGG resources (online, webinars, additional training and more)
    • Getting to yes!

    Questions?  Contact IPHGGC Coordinator, Jill Roeder, at iphggc@gmail.com


    • 10 Mar 2015
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • webinar

    A high sodium diet raises blood pressure, and high blood pressure is a major cause of heart disease and stroke. State and local public health practitioners can partner with food service operators to positively influence cardiovascular health by identifying high sodium menu items and using food labels to change purchasing practices and buying standards. A higher reliance on fresh foods can contribute to sodium reduction without compromising customer satisfaction and profitability.


    The Web Forum will examine how state and local public health practitioners can work with commercial and non-commercial food service operators to identify high sodium menu items and begin to change purchasing practices through label reading and buying standards. It will look at how changing from processed to more fresh foods can reduce sodium on menus, and how to successfully lower-sodium items without compromising customer satisfaction or profitability.


    Click here for more information.



    • 11 Mar 2015
    • 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Indian Hills Community College Advanced Technology Center, Classroom 122, 626 Indian Hills, Ottumwa, Iowa 52501
    • 18
    Registration is closed

    The Iowa Public Health Gaining Ground Coalition (IPHGCC) presents “Gaining Ground Together: Making Iowa PHABulous!”  This free workshop is offered to Iowa’s public and environmental health professionals interested in moving the needle on accreditation readiness and performance and quality improvement in Iowa.  The one-day workshop including lunch will be repeated in each of Iowa’s public health regions in March 2015. 


    Who should attend?  Representatives of local public health agencies empowered to effect change in their organizations.


    What will be covered? 

    • History of the evolution toward accreditation in Iowa and nationally
    • Determining readiness
    • IPHGG resources (online, webinars, additional training and more)
    • Getting to yes!

    Questions?  Contact IPHGGC Coordinator, Jill Roeder, at iphggc@gmail.com


    • 11 Mar 2015
    • 11:00 AM
    • webinar
    Ms. Wanda Williams from the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department will present a brief history of quality improvement (QI) using definitions of six sigma, lean, and lean six sigma.

    Click here to register.



    • 12 Mar 2015
    • 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Linn County PSC Building, Conference Room 1 A/B 935 2nd Street SW, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404
    • 21

    The Iowa Public Health Gaining Ground Coalition (IPHGCC) presents “Gaining Ground Together: Making Iowa PHABulous!”  This free workshop is offered to Iowa’s public and environmental health professionals interested in moving the needle on accreditation readiness and performance and quality improvement in Iowa.  The one-day workshop including lunch will be repeated in each of Iowa’s public health regions in March 2015. 


    Who should attend?  Representatives of local public health agencies empowered to effect change in their organizations.


    What will be covered? 

    • History of the evolution toward accreditation in Iowa and nationally
    • Determining readiness
    • IPHGG resources (online, webinars, additional training and more)
    • Getting to yes!

    Questions?  Contact IPHGGC Coordinator, Jill Roeder, at iphggc@gmail.com


    • 17 Mar 2015
    • 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • webinar

    Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) is working to promote and protect the health of the public by advancing the quality and performance of all public health departments in the United States through national public health department accreditation.  PHAB‘s vision is a high-performing governmental public health system that will make the United States a healthier nation.  This webinar will enable PHNs to have updated information on the national public health department accreditation process and the role of the public health nurse in achieving and maintaining accreditation for his/her department.  

    If you would like to learn more about Public Health Department Accreditation and the Public Health Nurse, please join us for this informative webinar.

     

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Discuss the current status of national public health accreditation
    2. Identify evidence supporting the need for public health agency accreditation
    3. Describe lessons learned to date from early data on the benefits of accreditation
    4. Discuss the role of the Public Health Nurse in accreditation efforts
    Click here to register.  


    • 17 Mar 2015
    • 2:00 PM
    • webinar

    This webinar will explore how a community has used the Rankings data to engage the community and potential partners through the media and as a starting point for community health assessment. We’ll highlight tools that can help your community use the March 25th Rankings release to garner attention and support your community health improvement efforts.


    Register here.

    • 18 Mar 2015
    • 1:15 PM
    • webinar

    When advocating for improvements to community safety, health, physical activity and food access, there is one common solution - mobility. Having active transportation options to access one's everyday needs is a right that everyone should have. Biking in communities of color is not new, yet, in so many neighborhoods, the appearance of protected lanes is deemed the beginning of gentrification. Fortunately, there are bike advocates around the country who are producing results that show biking as a solution to community revitalization and not a trigger for displacement.


    Register here.

    • 19 Mar 2015
    • 20 Mar 2015
    • San Antonio Texas

    The Open Forum for Quality Improvement in Public Health will convene leaders and practitioners representing key organizations and investments shaping quality in public health, such as the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB); CDC's National Public Health Improvement Initiative (NPHII); and initiatives that are building capacity for accreditation and QI, including Practice Based Research Networks (PBRN), Public Health Systems and Services Research (PHSSR) and Community Health Assessment and Improvement Planning (CHA/CHIP).

    Click here for registration.

    • 19 Mar 2015
    • 11:00 AM
    • webinar

    Mental health is essential to an individual’s well-being, interpersonal relationships, and ability to live a full and productive life. Mental health disorders are among the most common causes of disability in the United States, and individuals with untreated mental health disorders are at high risk for many unhealthy and unsafe behaviors, including alcohol or drug abuse, violent or self-destructive behavior, and suicide. Mental health disorders can have harmful and long-lasting effects—including high psychosocial and economic costs—not only for people living with the disorder, but also for their families, schools, workplaces, and communities.

    This Who’s Leading the Leading Health Indicators? webinar will focus on activities and interventions related to mental health disorders. Through 4 presentations focusing on data, communication efforts, and effective implementation strategies at the state level, presenters will explore the importance of mental health and the progress we are making to address this public health issue.

    Click here to register.  

    • 24 Mar 2015
    • 1:00 PM
    • webinar
    Webinar about the Randolph-Sheppard Act and increasing healthy vending efforts in the visually impaired community.


    Click here for registration.

    • 31 Mar 2015
    • 12:00 PM
    • webinar

    This webinar will examine the effects of interventions delivered in the home, school, and other nutritional environments designed to increase fruit and vegetable availability for five to 18-year olds.


    Register here.


    • 02 Apr 2015
    • Education and Research Center Iowa Methodist Medical Center 1415 Woodland Avenue Des Moines, IA 50309

    Register Here.


    Regular online registration is available through March 20th.

    Late registration will be accepted online through March 31st. 

    After March 31st, all registrations must be made on-site on the day of the event.


    Free Parking
    Available in the parking garage on the west side of Iowa Methodist Medical Center’s campus (nearest to the meeting location). Parking map.

    Wayfinding
    Enter the parking garage from Pleasant Street. Take the south elevators in the parking garage down to “G” level and proceed to registration.

    Room Block
    Rooms are available April 1st, for $109 at the Holiday Inn Downtown located at 1050 6th Avenue, Des Moines. Please call 515-283-0151 before March 11th and reference the Iowa Cancer Consortium room block.


    • Regular online registration is available through March 20th.
    • Late registration will be accepted online through March 31st. 
    • After March 31st, all registrations must be made on-site on the day of the event.
    • 07 Apr 2015
    • 2:00 PM
    • webinar

     

    Have you heard of the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps program but would like to learn a bit more about the program? This webinar provides comprehensive overview of the program.

    On this webinar we will discuss:

    • Why we rank and why rankings are useful;
    • The County Health Rankings model and measures;
    • How to use the Rankings to ignite action in your community;
    • The Roadmaps to Health Action Center tools and resources, including an overview of What Works for Health and the coaching program; and
    • The RWJF Culture of Health Prize.

    This webinar includes a tour of the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps website as well an introduction to new features in 2015. We’ll also take time to answer your questions about the Rankings & Roadmaps.

     

     

    Register here.
    • 09 Apr 2015
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • State Hygienic Laboratory Lower Level State Hygienic Lab 2490 Crosspark Road, Coralville, Iowa

    Click here for more information and registration.

    • 14 Apr 2015
    • 15 Apr 2015
    • DoubleTree by Hilton, Cedar Rapids Convention Complex

    There are several ways to support the 2015 Iowa Governor’s Conference on Public Health including exhibiting, sponsoring and advertising.


    To participate, complete this online registration and submit with payment no later than Friday, March 13, 2015.


    In addition to the various sponsorship levels, we are offering one exclusive sponsorship for the networking reception on April 14, immediately following the conference activities. The reception will be held in the Parlor on the top floor of the DoubleTree by Hilton Cedar Rapids Convention Complex in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  Sponsorship for this event will be awarded on a first come, first served basis. In addition to the Gold Sponsor benefits, the reception sponsor will have signage and recognition at the reception and in the conference program as well as the privilege of displaying materials and/or products at the reception.


    Exhibit space is limited. Final location assignments will be made by the conference coordinator. Exhibitors are allowed one conference lunch per day. Additional lunches may be purchased for $20 each and should be indicated on the registration form. Exhibits will be set up in public areas of the DoubleTree by Hilton Cedar Rapids Convention Complex, so it will be up to your discretion whether to tear down and reset your exhibit each day. The building is locked at the end of each day. Neither the Conference Planning Committee nor the DoubleTree Convention Complex is responsible for lost or stolen items. The DoubleTree by Hilton Cedar Rapids Convention Complex offers free wireless Internet accessibility.


    For questions, please contact conference coordinator, Suzanne Hull at suzanne@contemporary-business-solutions.com. 

    • 14 Apr 2015
    • 7:30 AM
    • 15 Apr 2015
    • 3:15 PM
    • Double Tree by Hilton, Cedar Rapids Iowa

    The conference brochure and additional information on sponsorship, exhibiting and advertising may be accessed online at www.iowapha.org.  Click on the Iowa Governor's Conference on Public Health page. 


    Please address any questions re: the conference to Conference Coordinator, Suzanne Hull.

    • 16 Apr 2015
    • 17 Apr 2015
    • The Kirkwood Hotel, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

    April 16: Building the Case for Total Worker Health

    Keynote: Making the Business Case for Total Worker Health: Exploring Value, Engagement, and Productivity

    L. Casey Chosewood, MD, MPH, Director of the Office for Total Worker Health at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

    April 17: Implementing & Strategizing Total Worker Health

    Keynote: Integrating Health Promotion and Health Protection: Is it Really New?

    Bonnie Rogers, DrPH, COHN-S, LNCC, FAAN, Associate Professor and Director of the North Carolina Occupational Safety & Health Research Center and Occupational Health Nursing


    Click here for more information.


    • 21 Apr 2015
    • webinar
    Training on Smoking Cessation for Pregnant Women: Adopting SCRIPT in Your Organization Training
    http://www.sophe.org/SCRIPT.cfm
    April 21, 2015, Portland, OR. Workshop on SCRIPT, the Smoking Cessation and Reduction in Pregnancy Treatment program. Register for to learn more about adopting this award winning, AHRQ-approved, evidence-based program in your organization


    Click here for registration.


    • 22 Apr 2015
    • The University of Iowa College Of Public Health, Iowa City Iowa

    A national health policy conference to identify economic incentives and new models to promote health, minimize costs, and improve quality.  


    Click here for more information and registration.

    • 10 May 2015
    • 13 May 2015
    • Park City Marriott, Park City, Utah
    Public Health and Disasters is a multidisciplinary national conference that brings together professionals from a variety of disciplines including academia, research, medical practice, and emergency response, as well as policy-makers from public health, community disaster preparedness, social science, government, media, and non-governmental organizations. Presentation topics include funding, collaboration, safety training, and working as a first responder. Plenary and breakout sessions will be hosted by professionals from California, Georgia, Utah, Washington, Brazil, and other locations.


    Registration is available here.


    • 16 Jun 2015
    • 18 Jun 2015
    • Washington

    Please save the date!

    Building on the success of the first two national HIA meetings, the 2015 conference is designed to appeal to anyone interested in learning more about HIAs and advancing the field, especially decision-makers and program leaders from multiple sectors and at all levels of government. The audience will include current HIA practitioners; public health, planning, and health policy professionals; community-based organizations; advocacy groups; researchers; academicians and students; elected officials and their staffs; and decision-makers from non-health agencies who might use or rely on the results of an HIA, such as in planning, transportation, housing, agriculture, energy, environment, and education. Meeting objectives include:

    Introducing public health professionals and others to the appropriate applications, methods, opportunities, and challenges involved in conducting an HIA.
    Providing a forum for HIA practitioners to showcase their work through roundtables and oral and poster presentations, as well as to learn from each other and experts in related disciplines.
    Showing decision-makers and program leaders the practical aspects of implementing HIAs in a range of policy settings.
    Visit www.NationalHIAMeeting.com, where information will be posted as it becomes available, including details on the call for abstracts and scholarship applications. Meeting registration will open in early fall 2014.

    • 07 Jul 2015
    • 09 Jul 2015
    • Kansas City Missouri


    The conference offers valuable access to public health leaders from across the country. Local health departments play a critical role in providing community support for both global health concerns and traditional core public health functions.


    Register here.

    • 05 Aug 2015
    • 07 Aug 2015
    • The Brown Hotel 335 W Broadway Louisville Kentucky, 40202

    National Association of Local Boards of Health announces that their annual conference has been set and there will be more information to be announced soon! 



    Please click here to follow our exciting announcements! 

    • 05 Aug 2015
    • 07 Aug 2015
    • The Brown Hotel 335 West Broadway Louisville, Kentucky 40202 United States

    Don't miss this opportunity to join us at the historic Brown Hotel in Louisville, KY to network with NALBOH Members. This year's conference will focus on the six functions of public health governance.


    Register here.

    • 07 Oct 2015
    • 08 Oct 2015
    • Sullivan Brother's Convention Center Waterloo, Iowa

    SAVE THE DATE!


    Hosted by the Iowa Environmental Health Association

    • 31 Oct 2015
    • 04 Nov 2015
    • Chicago Illinois

    Meeting where public health professionals convene, learn, network, and engage with peers.  The there of the 2015 meeting is Health is all Policies.


    Click here for more information.

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