Iowa Public Health Association


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Upcoming events

    • 01 Dec 2015
    • 31 Dec 2020
    • Online
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    • 23 Nov 2016
    • 23 Nov 2017
    • GoToWebinar
    • 54

    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.

    • 26 May 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Iowa Center for Higher Education, Fenton Admin. Bldg. Dining Hall, 2500 Fleur Dr., Des Moines, IA

    We hope you can join us at one of the following locations to learn why work being done at the intersection of health and planning is important to the residents and communities in our state. 

    In addition to a presentation on Planning Healthy Iowa Communities, we will be asking you to share with us your ideas about how our communities could encourage physical activity, improve nutrition and enhance the built and natural environment

    Your input is valuable to us and will help focus our efforts on building collaborative efforts that fill gaps and serve needs in communities across the state.

    Please register for one of the sessions which will be held around Iowa in May.

    Planning Healthy Iowa Communities is a collaborative effort led by the American Planning Association Iowa Chapter and the Iowa Public Health Association with grant funding from the American Planning Association Planners4Health ( ) initiative. 

    We have a steering committee representing APA Iowa, IPHA, Iowa Environmental Health Association, Iowa State Extension and Outreach, Iowa Cancer Consortium, Southwest Iowa Planning Council and the Northeast Iowa Resource Conservation & Development, Inc. 

    We are tasked by the leadership of APA Iowa and IPHA to develop a strategic plan for building a collaborative effort and creating a plan for working across the state of Iowa to assist communities in improving physical activity, nutrition and the built and natural environment.

    • 10 Apr 2018
    • 11 Apr 2018
    • Holiday Inn Des Moines Airport Conference Center, 6111 Fleur Dr, Des Moines, IA 50321

    Save the date for Iowa's premier public health event.

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