Iowa Public Health Association


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Click here to access the National Health Observances calendar maintained by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Upcoming events

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

    Please note that each advertising organization will be allowed one business card-type graphic. The graphic should include the company name and logo. The graphic will be linked to your advertising organization's website if a web address is provided. 

    Only electronic copies of the graphic will be accepted. 

    Company ads must be emailed to Kim Novy.

    Any graphic that interferes with the operation of the website will be removed.

    • 23 Nov 2016
    • 23 Nov 2017
    • GoToWebinar
    • 55

    Non-IPHA Members may access this archived webinar recorded on 11.21.16 by registering here.

    Current IPHA Members may go to the Water Quality and Public Health page under Hot Public Health Topics to access the archived recording and slides at no cost.

    Iowa’s source water quality has been the subject of much debate over the past two years. This has been driven in part by the Des Moines Water Works lawsuit against three counties upstream on the Raccoon River related to nitrate loading of the River from agricultural fields. While much discussion has taken place on the cause of the nitrate pollution and options to address the problem, the only public health concern discussed has been methemoglobinemia, or blue-baby syndrome. However, blue-baby syndrome has not been diagnosed in Iowa since the 1970s. There has been no discussion of other possible adverse health effects from exposure to nitrate in drinking water. 

    Dr. Peter Weyer, IPHA member and Interim Director of the Center for Health Effects of Environmental Contamination at the University of Iowa will present results of almost 15 years of Iowa-based research on drinking water nitrate and risk for cancer and birth defects. Results from health effects studies of Iowa populations exposed to atrazine and water disinfection byproducts will also be presented. Emerging drinking water contaminants including arsenic, pharmaceutical compounds and neonicotinoids insecticides will be discussed, as will recreational water exposures to harmful algal blooms, particularly microcystin. 

    Then Ann Robinson, IPHA member and Agriculture Policy Specialist with the Iowa Environmental Council will present an overview "Nitrate in Drinking Water: A Public Health Concern For All Iowans." This report, published by the Iowa Environmental Council in September, reviews some of the most concerning research findings on nitrate pollution and health and focuses on adverse health outcomes that multiple studies conducted here in Iowa and abroad have associated with nitrate from drinking water.

    • 10 Apr 2017
    • Iowa Laboratories Facility - DMACC Ankeny
    Please mark your calendars. More information coming soon.

    • 11 Apr 2017
    • 12 Apr 2017
    • Holiday Inn Des Moines, Airport, 6111 Fleur Dr, Des Moines, IA 50321

    You are invited to be a part of the Iowa Governor’s Conference on Public Health. There are several ways to participate and support the conference including: platinum to bronze level sponsorships, exhibiting and opening reception sponsorship.

    Click here to learn more.


    To participate, complete this online registration and submit with payment no later than Friday, March 3, 2017.


    Exhibit space is limited. Final conference exhibit location assignments will be made by the conference coordinator. Exhibitors may purchase luncheon tickets on the Exhibit Registration form.  All sponsors and exhibitors need to submit sponsorship/exhibitor level artwork no later than Friday, March 10, 2017

    For questions, please contact

    • 11 Apr 2017
    • 7:30 AM
    • 12 Apr 2017
    • 3:15 PM
    • Airport Holiday Inn, Des Moines, IA

    The conference brochure and additional information on sponsorship, exhibiting and advertising may be accessed online at  

    Click here for the conference brochure.


    For all things conference related, please contact Conference Coordinator, Jaci Miller at

    • 18 Apr 2017
    • 19 Apr 2017
    • Overland Park, KS

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