Iowa Public Health Association works with many local, regional, and national partners to meet the professional development needs of Iowa’s public health workforce and allies.
Iowa Department of Public Health Bureau of Public Health Performance
The IDPH Bureau of Public Health Performance works to improve the overall operations of the Iowa’s state health department and the public health delivery system including local public health agencies (LPHA) across the state by offering technical assistance and support around public health accreditation, Community Health Needs Assessments & Health Improvement Planning (CHNA & HIP), Iowa public health modernizationThe Bureau of Public Health Performance administers Iowa’s Local Public Health Services (LPHS) program, publishes Iowa’s State Health Needs Assessment & Health Improvement Plan, IDPH Annual Reports, Health Equity Data Reports, and other publications.
Midwestern Public Health Training Center (MPHTC)
The MPHTC, housed at the University of Iowa College of Public Health, is one of ten regional public health training centers funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Midwestern Public Health Training Center helps to improve public health by strengthening the technical, scientific, managerial, and leadership competencies of the public health workforce in the four-state region of Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska.
MPHTC offers a full slate of trainings and other educational opportunities, as well as additional resources like reports, access to data, and others that are mostly free and open to public health professionals and students.
Iowa is fortunate to be home to several entities to have developed creative content like podcasts aimed specifically at public health professionals and students.
National Professional Development Resources