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Upcoming events

    • 01 Jan 2014
    • 31 Dec 2014
    • 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.
    • 06 Jan 2015
    • 2:00 PM
    • webinar

    Have you heard of the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps to Health but would like to learn more? This webinar provides a 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. We’ll also take time to answer your questions about the Rankings & Roadmaps.

    Click here to register.

    • 08 Jan 2015
    • 1:30 PM
    • webinar

    In late 2014, the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) published a book called Expanding the Boundaries, Health Equity and Public Health Practice. Aimed at creating discussion and facilitating change, the book explores the ways in which public health practitioners might act on the underlying social inequalities that are the root of health inequities. Revolutionary and hopeful, it provides both overarching theory and practical ideas for moving public health work upstream, to successfully address causes and not consequences

    ·  Why public health should focus on the underlying social inequalities that create health inequities;

    ·  The importance of creating an organizational culture that supports confronting those underlying causes;

    ·  Approaches to working with communities to integrate social equity issues into public health; and

    ·  Strategies for engaging agencies and organizations outside of the traditional public health sector in this work.

    Click here to register.

    • 14 Jan 2015
    • 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
    • 1st Floor Rotunda, Iowa State Capitol 1007 E. Grand Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa

    Enjoy a free heart-healthy breakfast, help us educate your lawmakers on our issues and learn more about:

    Investing in EMS

    Community Use of Schools

    Safe Routes to School


    • 24 Jan 2015
    • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Iowa Events Center 730 3rd Street Des Moines Iowa 50309

    With the holidays quickly approaching, we don't want to get lost in the mix!  We'll be sending some biweekly reminders about the upcoming statewide Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Meeting.  If you're invested in SRTS and if you're wanting to bring more programs into your communities and schools, then this is the meeting you need to attend!  We have some great speakers lined up and there's room for even more--YOU!

    Click here for more information.

    • 28 Jan 2015
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • webinar

    This webinar will focus on the recently revised Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals released by the Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice in June 2014.

    Click here for more information.

    • 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.

    • 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 

    • 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, 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! 

    • 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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