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Upcoming events

    • 01 Dec 2015
    • 31 Dec 2020
    • Online
    • 999

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    • 01 Jan 2016
    • 01 Dec 2016
    • N/A
    Registration is closed

    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.
    • 03 May 2016
    • 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Myrtle Medical Center 1213 Garfield Avenue Harlan, IA

    These workshops are intended to bring together a variety of stakeholders from the local communities as this challenge is most successfully addressed when the entire community gets involved. Hospital Administrators and Board Members, Mayors and City Council Members, City Managers and Economic Development Professionals, County Officials, Rural Providers and Concerned Community Members are all encouraged to attend. Come as a team, if you are able, and start the conversation for your community. There is no fee to participate, but registration is required.  


    Click here to be directed to the online registration form.  


    To download a flyer with more information about the workshops and a registration form, click here.


    • 03 May 2016
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Webinar

    Because the density of tobacco retailers is associated with increased tobacco use and initiation, many communities are implementing strategies to reduce the density of tobacco outlets, particularly in low-income neighborhoods and communities of color where tobacco retailer density is disproportionately high.


    This webinar, part of the CDC/OSH point-of-sale webinar series, will discuss the importance of density reduction as a tobacco control strategy. Experts will explore different approaches for reducing density and outline the legal issues involved with addressing existing retailers. One guest will discuss San Francisco’s equity-focused density reduction ordinance.


    Register here


    • 03 May 2016
    • 2:00 PM
    • Webinar

    The United Way of Central Ohio has discovered an innovative approach to deliver social services. The Pathways Community HUB is a social service integration approach with the potential to leverage a community-based care coordination strategy alongside emerging initiatives like Patient-Centered Medical Homes, Accountable Care Organizations, Health Information Exchanges, and others intended to improve outcomes and lower costs. Our guest, David Ciccone, Assistant Vice President of Community Impact at the United Way of Central Ohio, will introduce us to this model, share how the model works, and describe its key components. The HUB system is improving efficiency and increasing collaboration among service providers while ensuring that individuals in greatest need in Columbus, Ohio are connected to essential services.


    Register here

    • 05 May 2016
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Webinar

    The webinar will provide insights into this emerging public health problem and include discussion of a new uniform definition of "elder abuse" to bring consistency to public health surveillance efforts. Opportunities to protect people with cognitive impairment from abuse will also be raised.


     Register in advance (and input meeting number: 748 905 085).

    • 09 May 2016
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Webinar

    APHA and ecoAmerica are proud to co-sponsor a four-part webinar series investigating the health impacts of climate change. The series explores the connection between climate change and key areas of our health: allergies and asthma; health risks in children; mental health; and transportation and healthy community design as a mitigation approach.


    Register here

    • 11 May 2016
    • 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Webinar

    During this webinar, Tiffany Huang, Program Analyst with NACCHO’s Performance Improvement team, will describe the purpose and phases of the MAPP process, how MAPP can be used to achieve community health improvement goals, how to identify strategic issues and formulate goals and strategies, and where to find resources for MAPP implementation.

    • 12 May 2016
    • 1:00 PM
    • Webinar

    The release of the Surgeon General’s Call to Action on Walking & Walkable Communities in September 2015 was a watershed moment for the walking movement. Its release provided leadership and motivation for governments, businesses and organizations to address the numerous barriers to safe, active mobility and promoted the multiple health benefits of walking. Join America Walks for a webinar on May 12 that will look at local organizations and governments who are taking action to Step It Up! in creating walkable communities.


    Register here


    • 17 May 2016
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Webinar

    Objectives:

    • Describe cervical cancer screening and HPV testing guidelines.
    • Discuss benefits of co-testing.
    • Identify strategies to increase preventive testing in practice.


    • 19 May 2016
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • SCHEMAN BUILDING, IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY 1805 Center Dr, Ames, IA 50011

    #StepItUpIowa! It's time for this year's Iowa Healthiest State Annual Conference!


    The Healthiest State Initiative is a privately led public initiative intended to inspire Iowans and their communities throughout the state to improve their health and happiness. To achieve our goal, individuals, families, businesses, faith-based organizations, not-for-profits and the public sector will unite in a community-focused effort to make Iowa the healthiest state in the nation. 


    Register here


    • 19 May 2016
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Webinar

    Clinical preventive services, such as routine disease screening and scheduled immunizations, are key to reducing death and disability and improving the Nation's health. These services prevent illnesses and diseases or detect them in their earlier, more treatable stages, significantly reducing the risk of illness, disability, early death, and medical care costs.


    This webinar will show how one community health organization is working to address blood pressure control in its community by implementing prevention strategies that help patients with high blood pressure achieve blood pressure control. This webinar will include a discussion on the importance of cardiovascular health and best practices to prevent and treat heart disease and stroke.


    Register here


    • 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 register and learn more.



     







    • 23 May 2016
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Iowa Events Center in Des Moines
    This oral health pre-intensive takes a closer look at oral health initiatives across the country that showcase creative and effective solutions to increasing access to oral health care for older adults and people with disabilities. It will also look at new applied research and technology have the promise to provide more efficient and effective treatment to populations that have significant barriers to oral health care. In addition, the session will engage with interested stakeholders on community engagement solutions to help remove barriers to care.


    Click here to view the full agenda.


    Registration for the pre-conference only is an option, and only the pre-conference on oral health is free with the code “dental”.  It is only free until full.





     







    • 26 May 2016
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Webinar

    In the second webinar of the Climate Changes Health series, participants will gain insights on how climate change can influence children’s health and well-being. This is a webinar not to miss!


    Register here




    • 03 Jun 2016
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • UI College of Public Health Building N110 CPHB Callaghan Auditorium 145 North Riverside Drive, Iowa City

    Upon completion of this conference, learners should be able to: 

    • Describe racial and ethnic disparities in long-term and end-of-life care; 

    • Explain cultural differences related to organ donation and transplantation; 

    • Recognize and discuss the challenges faced by patients with invisible disabilities; 

    • Serve as allies and implement effective strategies to interrupt bias in healthcare settings; 

    • Identify various tools and resources that support the delivery of culturally responsive healthcare.


    View program brochure here


    Register here 

    • 07 Jun 2016
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Webinar

    In the third webinar of the Climate Changes Health series, participants will discover how transportation and healthy community design can ease the clinical impacts of climate change. 


    Register here

    • 07 Jun 2016
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Webinar

    This webinar will feature guest presenter, Edwin Argueta, Organizer with Massachusetts Jobs with Justice. Edwin is from Everett, MA, a 2015 RWJF Culture of Health Prize winning community that is facing rapid demographic changes, including a growing population of foreign-born residents. Edwin will share principles of community organizing that have guided his work in the areas of education reform, economic justice, and political empowerment. Specifically, he will discuss the formation of a coalition called One Everett which recognizes that a living wage is the foundation for a healthy life, and strategies they are using to win changes for low income workers.


    Register here

    • 08 Jun 2016
    • 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Webinar

    During this webinar, Pooja Verma, Sr. Program Analyst with NACCHO’s Performance Improvement team, will describe the purpose and phases of the MAPP process, how MAPP can be used to achieve community health improvement goals, develop an action cycle, evaluate the MAPP process, and where to find resources for MAPP implementation.

    • 09 Jun 2016
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Webinar
    This is part of the 2016 Webinar Series "The Call to Action in Action." The release of the Surgeon General's Call to Action on Walking & Walkable Communities in September 2015 was a watershed moment for the walking movement. Its release provided leadership and motivation for governments, businesses and organizations to address the numerous barriers to safe, active mobility and promote the multiple health benefits of walking. Join America Walks as we look at the great work that has been done since its launch and what is next.


    Click here to register.


    • 13 Jun 2016
    • 17 Jun 2016
    • College of Public Health Building, 145 N. Riverside Dr., Iowa City, IA, 52242

    This workshop will provide the information and skills needed to enable safety and health professionals to anticipate, recognize, and prevent occupational illnesses and injuries among members of the agricultural community. Successful completion of this course allows qualified participants to join AgriSafe® as a Certified Member. AgriSafe® benefits include clinical resources, technical assistance, continuing education, and use of the trademarked name AgriSafe® in promoting agricultural health services.


    Register here

    • 15 Jun 2016
    • 17 Jun 2016
    • Baltimore, Maryland

    Are you looking for hands-on learning to increase your performance improvement knowledge and skills?  If so, PHIT is for you!

    PHIT 2016 will offer networking opportunities and a variety of interactive, skill-building workshops in public health performance improvement topics such as:

    • Quality improvement and facilitation
    • Performance management
    • National voluntary accreditation
    • Health assessment and improvement planning
    • Workforce development

    Stay tuned for more information about PHIT 2016 and the launch of registration soon!

    • 15 Jun 2016
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Adler Education Center Genesis Medical Center 1236 E. Rusholme St. Lower Level Heart Institute Davenport, IA 52803

    This conference will welcome speakers from Immunization Action Coalition featuring their seminar, Take A Stand(TM) , University of Iowa, and Genesis Medical Center. 


    Speakers include: 


    William Atkinson, MD, MPH, Immunization Action Coalition

    LJ Tan, MS, PhD, Immunization Action Coalition

    Bharat Motwani, MD, Genesis Health System

    LIsa James, BSN, RN University of Iowa 

    Don Callaghan, Bureau Chief, Iowa Department of Public Health

    Bethany Kintigh, BSN, RN Immunization Program Manager, IDPH


    Register here

    • 15 Jun 2016
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • The Meadows Events & Conference Center

    The IHC Care Coordination Conference will bring together health care professionals from across the care continuum to drive partnerships and collaboration, learning about current transitions of care topics prevalent in today's health care environment.Best practices will be shared and discussed to increase knowledge of those in attendance.


    Register here

    • 17 Jun 2016
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Iowa Events Center - HyVee Hall, Des Moines, IA

    This symposium will explore the current state of Iowa’s drinking water and the future challenges confronting water providers in the state to reliably deliver safe drinking water to Iowans.  Co-organized by the University of Iowa Public Policy Center and the Center for Health Effects of Environmental Contamination (CHEEC), this all day event will include panels of water experts from academia, industry, and the public sector including the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR).  In light of recent, high profile incidents of public health crises arising from drinking water contamination around the United States, a special focus will be placed on whether drinking water supplies in Iowa are susceptible to similar vulnerabilities experienced elsewhere.  This includes a presentation by members of the Flint Water Study, who will share first-hand experiences and lessons learned from the public health crisis in Flint, Michigan. Beyond Flint, panel topics will address other potential threats to the sustainability of Iowa’s drinking water supplies.


    For more information and registration, click here.


    • 21 Jun 2016
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Webinar

    Objectives:

    • Analyze the strengths and weaknesses of the Nation Lung Cancer Screening Trial.
    • Discuss the potential barriers for the implementation of lung cancer screening in the community.
    • Describe potential adjuncts to improve the efficacy of lung cancer screening with low-dose CT.


    • 29 Jun 2016
    • 12:30 PM
    • 30 Jun 2016
    • 1:30 PM
    • Webinar

    In the fourth and final webinar of the Climate Changes Health series, participants will gain insights on how the conditions of climate change can impact mental health and how this presents itself in our communities.


    Register here


    • 08 Jul 2016
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • FFA Enrichment Center, DMACC, Ankeny, Iowa


    • 12 Jul 2016
    • 12:00 PM
    • 13 Jul 2016
    • 1:00 PM
    • Webinar

    Objectives:

    • Review prostate cancer screening guidelines.
    • Describe risks and benefits of prostate cancer screening.
    • Identify strategies for engaging patients in informed decision making.

    Register here

    • 14 Jul 2016
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Webinar
    This is part of the 2016 Webinar Series "Expanding the Movement."  At the 2015 National Walking Summit, keynote speaker Ron Sims reminded us that though we may work as individuals, we are part of a larger walking movement and stronger than we realize. What can we do to expand this movement? Join America Walks as we explore possible new partners in the work towards making America a great place to walk, learning and growing with organizations, industries and communities that are already in step with the walking movement.


    Click here to register.


    • 08 Sep 2016
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Webinar
    This is part of the 2016 Webinar Series "Expanding the Movement." At the 2015 National Walking Summit, keynote speaker Ron Sims reminded us that though we may work as individuals, we are part of a larger walking movement and stronger than we realize. What can we do to expand this movement? Join America Walks as we explore possible new partners in the work towards making America a great place to walk, learning and growing with organizations, industries and communities that are already in step with the walking movement.


    Click here to register.


    • 13 Oct 2016
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Webinar
    This is part of the 2016 Webinar Series "Walking is for Everyone" 

    Humans are built to walk and the built environment needs to match this. How can individuals, organizations and governments work to make sure that every American has access to safe, accessible and convenient places to walk? Join America Walks as we explore some of the barriers to a walkable America and ways that we can begin to address these challenges.


    Click here to register.


    • 10 Nov 2016
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Webinar
    This is part of the 2016 Webinar Series "Walking is for Everyone" 

    Humans are built to walk and the built environment needs to match this. How can individuals, organizations and governments work to make sure that every American has access to safe, accessible and convenient places to walk? Join America Walks as we explore some of the barriers to a walkable America and ways that we can begin to address these challenges.


    Click here to register.


    • 01 Feb 2017
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Iowa State Capitol - East Rotunda, Des Moines, IA
    Registration is closed



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