Iowa Public Health Association


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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.

    • 19 Jan 2015
    • 05 Feb 2015
    • on line

    Free two-week online course that will look at the science behind the Ebola outbreak to understand why it has occurred and how it can be controlled.

    Register here.

    • 03 Feb 2015
    • webinar

    Cathy Brown, Grant Coordinator with the Freeman Health System in Joplin, MO, and Renee White, Executive Director of the Joplin Community Clinic, will join us to talk about how the coaching program helped them prioritize where to focus food equity policies and programs and build a more diverse partnership.

    Click here for registration.

    • 03 Feb 2015
    • 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Iowa State Capitol - Room 116, Des Moines, IA

      • 03 Feb 2015
      • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
      • webinar

      Stephen Johnson, Accreditation Coordinator for the Maricopa County Department of Public Health in Arizona, will discuss important considerations for developing a performance management system.

      Click here for registration.


      • 04 Feb 2015
      • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
      • webinar

      Register here.

      Preventing Lung Cancer: Radon Education and Healthcare Providers February 4, Noon-1 p.m.
      • 05 Feb 2015
      • 12:00 PM
      • webinar

      This webinar will look at the structure and essential functions of the state and federal court systems, including administrative courts; explore the Tribal court system; and examine the role of court watch programs in addressing public health issues.

      Click here for more information.

      • 05 Feb 2015
      • 12:30 PM
      • webinar

      To be more effective, public health, health care, and prevention practitioners must understand the cultural context of their unique community and possess the skills and desire to work in those contexts. Cultural competence, the ability of an individual or organization to interact effectively with people of different cultures and backgrounds to produce positive change, is a key component to achieving the Healthy People 2020 goal of reducing health disparities and achieving health equity. This Progress Review webinar will highlight the importance of social determinants of health and cultural competence in working with LGBT and diverse populations to eliminate health disparities and achieve health equity.

      Please join us  for a Healthy People 2020 Progress Review webinar featuring the Social Determinants of Health and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health topic areas. Progress Review webinars are focused on tracking and measuring the progress of select Healthy People 2020 objectives.

      This webinar will feature Senior HHS officials. Additionally, presenters from a community-based organization will share their experience in offering culturally competent care.

      Click here for registration.

      • 05 Feb 2015
      • 1:00 PM
      • webinar
      Based on America Walks' recently published case studies, this Webinar will feature three local elected officials who have used their status as political leaders to advance walking and walkability.  Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett, Columbia, MO City Councilwoman Barbara Hoppe, and former Arlington County Board Member Chris Zimmerman will describe their personal success stories, which include reducing neighborhood speed limits and inspiring citizens of one community to start exercising and lose a combined one million pounds.
      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.
      • 05 Feb 2015
      • 2:30 PM
      • webinar

      This Healthy People 2020 Progress Review webinar will feature the Social Determinants of Health and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health topic areas

      Click here for more information..

      • 13 Feb 2015
      • Iowa Events Center, Des Moines, Iowa

      Palliative care practice encompasses all members of the health care team, including patients and their families. This conference is a comprehensive discussion of the need, the practice, and the process of providing and offering palliative care. Join physicians, pharmacists, and nurses to explore the physical, mental, and spiritual aspects of palliative care practice.


      The Interprofessional Palliative Care Conference is provided by the Collaborative Education Institute, the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, the University of Iowa College of Nursing, and the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.


      Click here for more information.


      • 18 Feb 2015
      • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
      • webinar
      This webinar will examine the effects of multi-strategic community wide interventions on population levels of physical activity.

      Register here

      • 19 Feb 2015
      • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
      • webinar

      Register here.

      • 23 Feb 2015
      • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
      • webinar

      Register here

      As states transform their health systems, many are turning to CHWs to tackle some of the most challenging aspects of health improvement, such as facilitating care coordination, enhancing access to community-based services, and addressing social determinants of health. As interest in CHWs continues to rise, so do challenges related to defining roles and scope of practice, training and certification, financing, and integrating CHWs into evolving health care systems. This webinar will describe the federal government’s investment in CHWs to set the context and feature speakers from state agencies in Massachusetts, New Mexico, and South Carolina who will shed light on how each state is addressing these important issues.

      • 24 Feb 2015
      • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      • webinar

      This webinar will show you a different way to think about health and wellness on the job and in the community.

      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.

      • 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.

      • 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.
      • 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! 

      • 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


      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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