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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.
    • 02 Dec 2015
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Webinar

    The Federal Office of Rural Health Policy will hold a technical assistance webinar to assist applicants in preparing their applications for this grant.

    The Adobe Connect webinar and call-in information is as follows:


    Conference line (for audio): 800-593-0693, passcode: 2922383

    URL (for web):

    (Please enter as a “guest”)


    Prior to joining, please test your web connection:


    • 03 Dec 2015
    • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • S030 College of Public Health Building, Iowa City

    All lectures in this series are open to anyone who wants to attend.  The topic for Sen. Bolkcom's review, Medicaid Privatization, certainly represents one of the more hotly debated policy issues this year.   Lunch provided.  All CPH students welcome.  

    • 04 Dec 2015
    • 11:15 AM
    • Google+ Hangout
    A recently issued IOM report recommends that U.S. communities, states and federal agencies take steps to improve health in advance and offers guidance on restoring community health and the health care infrastructure afterward. By adding a health “lens” to planning and recovery, the report asserts, communities can both mitigate the health damage caused by disasters and recover in ways that make them healthier and more resilient.

     This Google+ Hangout will discuss how communities can engage in cross-sector collaboration to incorporate health and health care into disaster planning and recovery.

    Click here to register.

    • 08 Dec 2015
    • 8:15 AM
    • 09 Dec 2015
    • 3:30 PM
    • Online/Iowa Memorial Union - Iowa City
    Clinical Health Coach Fusion Training has emerged from the experience of training hundreds of health care professionals across the country. The goal of this training is to provide the flexibility and valuable standalone elements of the Clinical Health Coach Training Online, with an engaging onsite, Two-Day Live Intensive training that features the most highly rated elements from the flagship Clinical Health Coach Training onsite. 

    For more information, please see the event brochure.

    To register, please click here.

    • 08 Dec 2015
    • 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Iowa Laboratories Facility DMACC Ankeny Campus
    • 33

    With the Legislative Forum, IPHA creates a venue for our members and partners to listen and engage with each other and policy makers on important public health issues that are likely to see action during the 2016 Iowa legislative session.

    This signature IPHA event is valued by IPHA members, partners and policy members alike.  We invite you to register today and join us to listen but also to share your priorities.


    • 09 Dec 2015
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Webinar
    Immunization Information Systems are key to maintaining and improving vaccination coverage and reducing vaccine preventable diseases in the United States. Integrating the current IIS infrastructure to exchange information across federal, state and local jurisdictions will lead to more effective surveillance, better immunization planning and ultimately healthier communities.

    This webinar provides an opportunity for public health professionals, including immunization program managers, IIS program staff, public health attorneys, and privacy officers to learn about state-specific issues related to IIS interjurisdictional sharing, the template MOU, and possible implementation steps.

    Click here to register.

    • 10 Dec 2015
    • 11:00 AM
    • Webinar
    This webinar will address the need for clarity on what tobacco cessation treatments are covered under different types of insurance, the significance of the USPSTF recommendation and how it relates to insurance coverage policy, and strategies for national, state and local groups in light of this recommendation. Speakers are Erika Sward, Assistant Vice President, National Advocacy; Anne DiGiulio, Manager, Lung Health Policy; and Shelly Kiser, Director of Advocacy in Ohio and Michigan, all from the American Lung Association. The moderator is Kerry Cork, Staff Attorney, Tobacco Control Legal Consortium.

    Click here to register.

    • 10 Dec 2015
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Webinar
    This webinar will highlight evidence-based resources and strategies focused on diabetes self-management education. 

    Diabetes affects an estimated 29.1 million people in the United States. Diabetes self-management education is a proven strategy for reducing complications and improving quality of life for people with diabetes.

    Click here to register.

    • 15 Dec 2015
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Webinar

    The webinar will address, among other things, state and local healthy homes policy successes, laws addressing mold, weatherization and an upcoming Healthy Housing Hill Day. 

    Click here to register.

    • 16 Dec 2015
    • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Webinar
    In the fourth Web Forum of the Making Data Work for the Public’s Health Series, Dialogue4Health is proud to again partner with the California HealthCare Foundation to explore methods of creating stories that build bridges between data and the audiences who can act on it, including a look at the HealthData+ initiative, an award-winning effort to combine health stories and data.

    Click here to register.

    • 25 Jan 2016
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Iowa State Capitol - Rotunda, Des Moines, IA

      • 12 Apr 2016
      • 13 Apr 2016
      • Holiday Inn Des Moines, Airport, 6111 Fleur Dr, Des Moines, IA 50321

      There are several ways to support the 2016 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 4, 2016.

      In addition to the various sponsorship levels, we are offering one exclusive sponsorship for the Opening reception on April 12, immediately following the conference activities. In addition to the Silver Level 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 may purchase luncheon tickets on the Exhibit Registration form.  

      Neither the Conference Planning Committee nor the Holiday Inn Des Moines Airport/Conference Center is responsible for lost or stolen items. The Holiday Inn Des Moines Airport/Conference Center offers free wireless Internet accessibility.

      For questions, please contact conference coordinator, Joan Stover at 

      • 19 Apr 2016
      • 20 Apr 2016
      • Veteran's Memorial Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center


      Online registrations will be available in February 2016.

      Sponsored by Iowa Public Health Association and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.  

      • 23 May 2016
      • 26 May 2016
      • Iowa Events Center in Des Moines


      With a variety of educational tracks, a Vendor/Technology Hall, a juried research competition, nationally recognized speakers and more, the conference is designed for professionals, policymakers, students and subject-matter experts who are ready to start re-imagining the aging and disability network.  Click here to learn more.

      To engage professionals, policymakers, students and subject-matter experts in a thoughtful dialogue about re-imagining the aging and disability networks for Iowa and the entire Midwest, we invite you to submit a presentation for this year's conference.

      To submit a presentationclick here.


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