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    • 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.
    • 01 Aug 2016
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Webinar

    Join Dan Burden and Samantha Thomas on August 1st for a webinar titled “Designing Places for People.” Part of the Walking College series, but open to everyone, this webinar will illustrate specific features of the built environment that make a place walkable—people-and business-friendly. Learn how to survey existing conditions and visualize their transformation—from a desolate and abandoned downtown district to a modern, vibrant marketplace of human interaction, welcoming people of all ages, incomes, ethnicities, and religions. Dan and Samantha will provide an informative and entertaining demonstration of their work and recommend tools, such as the walking audit, for us to use to create change in our own communities.

    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.

    • 04 Aug 2016
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Various Locations

    Click here for information and locations.

    • 09 Aug 2016
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Webinar

    The HI-5 or “High-Five” highlights a list of non-clinical, community-wide approaches with a proven track record. Each intervention listed is associated with improved healthwithin five years and is reported to be cost-effective or cost-saving over the lifetime of the population or even earlier. Public and private organizations can use this list to quickly assess the scientific evidence for short-term health outcomes and overall cost impacts of community-wide approaches.

    Register here

    • 09 Aug 2016
    • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Webinar

    The APHA Presidential Initiative: A National Campaign Against Racism aims to identify all areas in which racism exists and operates, and, to make swift and practical steps towards health equity through its elimination.  The goals are to:


    • Put racism on the agenda;
    • Ask “How is racism operating here?”; and
    • Organize and strategize to act.


    The cornerstone of the initiative is the creation of an Anti-Racism Collaborative, which will be hosted through APHA Connect and run by APHA members/volunteers. The Collaborative aims to facilitate conversation, education, research and intervention on racism. Join APHA President, Dr. Camara Jones, as she provides background on the initiative, discusses efforts to date and provide more detail about the Anti-Racism Collaborative.


    Please RSVP for the webinar! Log-in information will be sent prior to the webinar.

    • 10 Aug 2016
    • 8:00 AM
    • 11 Aug 2016
    • 4:30 PM
    • Camp Dodge 7105 NW 70th Street, Johnston, Iowa

    For information about this workshop, click here.

    Register here

    • 11 Aug 2016
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Webinar

    The webinar presenters are the recipients of Alzheimer’s Association scholarships, which were awarded as part of the Healthy Brain Initiative with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

    Join to learn about their findings and how they might inform public health programs. Public health professionals working in chronic diseases, healthy aging, health care quality, mental health, workforce competencies, and community-clinic partnerships may find their analyses to be particularly relevant.

    Be sure to register online (meeting number: 749 119 289), mark your calendars, and forward this message to any interested colleagues. 

    • 11 Aug 2016
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Webinar

    When setting out to promote walking and increase walkability, it makes sense to focus initial efforts on specific locations where people want to walk or where there is an identified barrier. However, as local walking movements gather momentum, it is essential to transition to a new paradigm, in which walking and walkable community design are the “norm,” not the exception. As presenter Mark Fenton will explain, advocates need to work their way upstream and work to modify the broad public policies that determine how individual projects are built and set the framework for market forces to operate.

    Register 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
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Webinar - registration required

    The Iowa Falls Prevention Coalition hosts this four-part webinar series to reduce the impact of falls in Iowa. Parts I-III were held between April 2015 and February 2016; archived recordings are available online at 

    Part IV will provide an overview of the prevalence of falls in the home setting and highlight opportunities for identifying and mitigating risks in the home. Motivational interviewing strategies for engaging older adults and caregivers to implement change to reduce falls in the home will be provided.

    Click here to register.

    • 19 Aug 2016
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Iowa Laboratories Facility DMACC Ankeny Campus
    • 30

    Click here to access the workshop flyer.

    This workshop, featuring Dr. Holli Seabury, CEO of McMillen Health, will work with real-world examples to explore how health literacy affects health. 

    • Get up-to-speed on health literacy research, the importance of health literate communication, and its impact on health.
    • Understand how organizations unintentionally create health literacy barriers; be part of the solution, not the problem.
    • Bring your organization’s materials and begin workshopping them on site; leave the workshop with more powerfully communicated health messages.
    IPHA thanks our sponsors for their generous support:

    • 29 Aug 2016
    • 5:15 PM - 7:45 PM
    • Des Moines University Student Education Center Auditorium

    Click here for information.

    • 07 Sep 2016
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Olsen Education Center, DMU campus 3200 Grand Avenue, Des Moines

    What components and practices characterize the top performers among Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and provider-sponsored health insurance plans (PSPs)? Join Deloitte Consulting and Des Moines University’s master of health care administration (M.H.A.) program to find out with a keynote and panel of local experts in the field.

    The free event
     also will celebrate the M.H.A. program’s accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME), the “gold standard” for health care administration programs.

    For more information, click here.

    • 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.

    • 05 Oct 2016
    • 9:00 AM
    • 07 Oct 2016
    • 2:00 PM
    • The Little America Hotel 500 Main St. Salt Lake City, Utah

    The Open Forum for Quality Improvement in Public Health, supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, convenes leaders and practitioners representing key organizations and investments shaping quality in public health today.

    "The large number of first time attendees at every Open Forum continues to grow and is a testament to the value attending an OF provides for Public Health practitioners. The Forums have become an essential part of observing and participation in relevant public health practice.""

    We are also pleased to be joined by national public health organizations supporting accreditation and QI, such as the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO); the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO); the National Indian Health Board (NIHB); the Public Health Foundation (PHF); the American Public Health Association (APHA); and many others leading QI efforts.              

    Ninety-three percent of meeting participants who completed an evaluation of the most recent Open Forum held in April 2016 (n=125) reported that, as a result of the Open Forum, their organization is now better-equipped to move forward on initiatives that will improve health outcomes. 

    For more information and registration, click here.

    • 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.

    • 08 Dec 2016
    • 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Iowa Laboratories Facility DMACC Ankeny Campus
    • 80

    Please save the date.  Registration will open later this fall.

    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 2017 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.


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

      • 11 Apr 2017
      • 12 Apr 2017
      • Airport Holiday Inn, Des Moines, IA

      Questions?  Please contact Conference Coordinator

      Jaci Miller at

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