Timely bulletins on health-related information, efforts of the IRHA, and updates on member services and opportunities are provided regularly through the IRHA member list-serv. Click here for an archive of past newsletters.
The Iowa Rural Health Association offers webinars throughout the year on topics that impact rural health. In addition to being able to participate in the live session, the webinars are recorded and available for viewing at anytime after the live session. For more information on the webinars that have been offered, as well as information on upcoming webinars visit the Educational Events page.
The Iowa Rural Health Association also hosts an annual conference. Members are able to attend the conference at a discounted registration fee. This one-day conference is an opportunity to connect with other members from across the state, share ideas, and learn from speakers who present on a variety of topics. The 2011 Conference - Rural Health: Staying Connected was held on October 13 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Johnston, Iowa. Plans are underway for the 2012 Conference. Additional information will be available on the Educational Events page.
Legislative updates appear in our newsletter and suggested links are found on the Policy page of this website.
The Association provides an opportunity to meet with other health care professionals to share information and experiences. The IRHA is also a communication link with the National Rural Health Association. www.ruralhealthweb.org
Maintaining access to quality health care in rural Iowa is critical. We continue to be challenged by the changes in structures, systems and policies. Learning from each other and working together is important to all of us. Thus is the reason for the rejuvenation of the Iowa Rural Health Association. Click here for a membership application.
The Association's diverse membership shall be composed of honorary members, students and organizations/associations/corporations interested in supporting and providing leadership on rural health issues through communications, education and advocacy.