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Upcoming events

    • 01 Jan 2014
    • 31 Dec 2014
    • 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.
    • 24 Nov 2014
    • 1:00 PM
    • webinar

    The Kentucky Health Department Association has long supported public health accreditation and quality improvement. As part of a strategic planning retreat in 2010, the Accreditation Coordinators Workgroup was established. Since then, the Workgroup has met regularly to provide support, training and other communication to Kentucky health departments. With help from the Workgroup, six Kentucky health departments have achieved PHAB accreditation status and several more departments are in the process.

    Webinar participants will find out more about what low-resource, shared responsibility activities and efforts the Workgroup took to support each other. Join members of the Accreditation Coordinators Workgroup Alan Kalos from the Northern Kentucky Health Department and April Harris from Three Rivers District Health Department.

    Register here as space is limited- it's open beyond just members of Gaining Ground. The first 250 participants will be able to join the live webinar. This webinar will be recorded and made available at

    • 03 Dec 2014
    • 12:00 PM
    • webinar

    This webinar will highlight a set recommendations designed to help local health departments build a formal infrastructure for addressing ethical issues.

    Click here for registration.

    • 09 Dec 2014
    • 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Iowa Laboratories Facility DMACC Ankeny Campus
    • 40

    The forum will present priority public health issues and will feature a presentation on collaborating for healthier Iowa communities in addition to panel presentations from Iowa legislators and state agency directors.

    With this 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 2015 Iowa legislative session.  View the forum agenda

    • 11 Dec 2014
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • webinar

    NACCHO members will share pointers for applying the Core Competencies to your work, including an example of how Bloomington Public Health (MN) used the competencies to develop a workforce training assessment to meet PHAB's requirements.

    Register here.

    • 16 Dec 2014
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • webinar

    This webinar will describe current issues in patient safety, provide a legal landscape of state laws related to patient safety, and will highlight the impact of this issue on the practice of public health and health care law.

    Click here for registration

    • 16 Jun 2015
    • 18 Jun 2015
    • Washington

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    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.

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