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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.
    • 06 Jul 2016
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Webinar

    Too many children suffer from high rates of preventable chronic conditions associated with childhood obesity and dental disease. In Wisconsin, one third of Wisconsin third graders are either overweight or obese and 53% have experienced tooth decay. Children’s consumption of sodas, fruit drinks, sports drinks and fruit juices have increased, putting them at risk of becoming obese and getting cavities. Drinking water can contribute to good health, and schools are in a unique position to promote healthy, dietary behaviors, including drinking water. This webinar will provide an overview of recent research, which estimates the impact of increased access to optimally fluoridated water on standardized body mass index and oral health in elementary and middle school students. In addition, the webinar will share tools and guidelines on how to advocate for safe and appealing water in schools.


    Register here

    • 07 Jul 2016
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Webinar

    The Iowa Health & Social Media Round table is a bi-monthly tele/web conference for public, private and nonprofit health professionals who want to become more familiar with social media or who want to explore more advanced social media techniques for engaging specific audiences within their health-related work or advocacy.


    Register here



    • 08 Jul 2016
    • 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Des Moines Area Community College - FFA Enrichment Center Ankeny Campus


    Join the Iowa Falls Prevention Coalition for its second annual symposium – Sharing the Vision, Expanding Our Reach – and help us work toward developing a system that screens older Iowans for fall risks and makes referrals to appropriate evidence-based falls prevention programs that have been proven to significantly reduce the risk of falls and fall-related injuries.


    Download brochure and registration form here.


    Click here to register.

    • 11 Jul 2016
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Webinar

    This webinar will explore emerging trends in health information, data sharing, and the law. Speakers will offer perspectives on recent health information cases and will explore the role of law in health information exchanges, data sharing for research, and "Big Data."


    Register here



    • 12 Jul 2016
    • 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • The Meadows Event & Convention Center, Prairie Meadows -- Altoona, Iowa

    The State Innovation Model (SIM) Learning Community will bring together healthcare professionals from across the care continuum to provide Iowa communities the tools and necessary depth of understanding needed to improve outcomes, increase patient safety and decrease the cost of healthcare for all Iowans. 


    A discounted guestroom rate has been secured at Prairie Meadows Hotel for $104.00 plus tax per night. Reservations can be made by calling 515-957-3000 and referencing the IHC SIM room block. In order to receive the discounted rate reservations must be made before June 17, 2016.


    Click here for more information.


    • 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

    • 12 Jul 2016
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Webinar

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

    This webinar will discuss:

    • Why we rank and why rankings are useful;
    • The County Health Rankings model and measures;
    • How to dig deeper into data from the Rankings and other sources to understand the health of everyone in your community;
    • 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. Also will take time to answer your questions about the Rankings & Roadmaps.


    Register here


    • 14 Jul 2016
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Webinar

    This webinar, co-sponsored by the Network and the CDC’s Public Health Law Program, will explore how the law can address social determinants of health, the ACA’s impact on health disparities through its civil rights provision, and the reduction of health disparities through increased recreational access.


    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.


    • 14 Jul 2016
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Webinar
    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released the final rule affecting state Medicaid programs that use managed care organizations to deliver services to their beneficiaries. Among other provisions, the Rule provides protections and support for managed care beneficiaries, validating and enhancing the role historically played by Medicaid enrollment brokers. While some state processes and systems support the Rule, others will need to be adjusted or replaced to comply.


    Register here

    • 14 Jul 2016
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Webinar

    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. This webinar will hear from three organizations that are friends and allies of the walking movement. Participants will learn about the work of these organizations and how walking plays a role.


    Register here

    • 18 Jul 2016
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Webinar

    Nearly half of adults who died by suicide visited a primary care physician within a month before their deaths, according to an influential study. Primary care is on the front lines facing behavioral health disorders that have reached crisis proportions: suicide deaths at a 30-year high, an estimated 1.9 million Americans addicted to opioids. Yet studies show primary care providers often lack the time and resources to treat mental health and substance use disorders.

    This webinar will explore ways to bridge the gap between primary care and behavioral health care, including:

    • Tools such as evidence-based rating scales that measure the severity of an illness and how well treatments are working
    • A model that involves embedding behavioral health specialists in primary care clinics to promote screening and monitor interventions
    • Uses of collaborative care and telehealth, particularly in regions known as behavioral health care deserts
    • What the White House and SAMHSA are doing to reduce disparities in access to behavioral health care, including treatment for substance abuse


    • 20 Jul 2016
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Webinar

    Please join the Plan4Health community to discuss local data sources and data gathering strategies. Leveraging planning and public health data strengthens the overall approach to a healthy communities project. But, finding the right data source is often challenging — and may mean gathering information directly from community residents.


    Speakers Arthi Rao and Aaron Mondada will share their experiences gathering and analyzing local data.


    Register here

    • 21 Jul 2016
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Webinar

    This webinar will discuss how one community organization is working to prevent underage alcohol consumption and reduce alcohol-related harms through evidence-based policies and practices.


    Register here


    • 26 Jul 2016
    • 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Webinar

    How many people could be living longer, healthier lives if they had the opportunities of those in the best performing counties of your state? This brief, 20 minute webinar short will focus on data and tools to understand the size and nature of health gaps, and to help continue a conversation about how to close them. The Health Gaps Reports and an accompanying Discussion Guide will be featured. We’ll show you where to find these and other tools on our website to aid in framing and messaging about gaps and opportunities, and we'll share an example of a community that is coming together through dialogue to address equity issues. We’ll also have time for Q&A. All in a quick 20 minutes!


    Register here

    • 27 Jul 2016
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Webinar

    The webinar will include information and resources from two local health departments who are addressing mosquito surveillance and control. They will share what practical and replicable efforts they are carrying out in their communities to prepare and respond to Zika. Quality improvement methods and processes such as self-assessments, project plans, and the Vector Control Population Health Driver Diagram will also be shared.

     

    Presenters will include Cheryl Clay, Senior Environmental Health Advisor, Madison County Public Health Department and James Sayers, Vector Control Supervisor, St. Louis County Department of Public Health. The webinar will also include additional resources and tools from PHF and the Bio-Defense Network. 


    Register here


    • 03 Aug 2016
    • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Scott Conference Center 6450 Pine Street Omaha, NE 68106 United States

    Dig deeper than ever into population health, data and analytics, care coordination, and patient engagement – the cornerstones of a successful population health strategy. Come hear national thought leaders on this subject and local perspectives from organizations in Nebraska who are working through some of population health’s biggest challenges. 


    For more information and registration, click here.

    • 17 Aug 2016
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Webinar
    This webinar will include the following learning objectives:
    • Recognize the features of a performance-minded culture
    • Understand updates to PHAB's Guide to National Public Health Department Initial Accreditation (PHAB Guide) and how the changes fit into PHAB’s seven-step process, building on PHF’s blog post reporting on changes to the PHAB Guide that went into effect in February 2016
    • Understand steps in the PHAB process and lessons learned from the first wave of accreditation applications
    • Reflect on how PHAB has applied the principles of performance improvement to the accreditation process via the revised PHAB Guide
    • Plan to avoid common pitfalls and apply performance-mindedness while using the PHAB Guide


    • 17 Aug 2016
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Webinar
     This webinar will include the following learning objectives:
    • Recognize the features of a performance-minded culture
    • Understand updates to PHAB's Guide to National Public Health Department Initial Accreditation (PHAB Guide) and how the changes fit into PHAB’s seven-step process, building on PHF’s blog post reporting on changes to the PHAB Guide that went into effect in February 2016
    • Understand steps in the PHAB process and lessons learned from the first wave of accreditation applications
    • Reflect on how PHAB has applied the principles of performance improvement to the accreditation process via the revised PHAB Guide
    • Plan to avoid common pitfalls and apply performance-mindedness while using the PHAB Guide


    • 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.


    • 17 Oct 2016
    • 20 Oct 2016
    • Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

    October 17-19 in Pittsburgh for the 29th Annual State Health Policy Conference. With more than 700 leading public and private sector state health policy leaders expected from across the country, this conference provides a unique forum for the exchange of information and best practices to transform policy and further health care for all populations.


    Register here

    • 18 Oct 2016
    • 19 Oct 2016
    • Iowa Valley Continuing Education Conference Center, 3702 S Center St, Marshalltown, Iowa

    Click here to learn more.


    • 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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