Educational Events




 Save the Date - Annual Fall Conference

This year, IRHA is working with the Iowa Center for Agricultural Safety and Health (I-CASH) and the Great Plains Center for Agricultural to present


Transforming Health & Safety in the Heartland

November 19 - 20, 2014

FFA Enrichment Center

1055 SE Prairie Trail Parkway

Ankeny, IA 50023

More information will be made available as details are confirmed.

Click here to download a flyer - post a copy in your office, share the information with colleagues.

Call for Abstracts 
Fall Conference Presentations

We are looking for local stakeholders to be part of our conference by sharing promising or best practices that contribute to quality care and better health and safety for rural Iowans.

Please consider submitting an abstract describing your project. A committee will review the abstracts and select a limited number for presentations on the second day (November 20) of the Transforming Safety and Health in the Heartland Conference at the FFA Enrichment Center on the DMACC Campus in Ankeny.

Click here to download complete information and submission form.

Fall Conferene Exhibitor and Sponsorship Opportunities

We have a number of sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities for the Fall Conference.  Click here to download a listing of the various levels of sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities.  Click here to download a copy of the exhibitor and sponsor registration form. 

Exhibitor space is limited so please register as early as possible. 


IRHA Lunch and Learn Webinar Series

What's Working In Iowa

The Iowa Rural Health Association is excited to continue our educational webinar series.  These webinars are designed to provide timely education opportunities to IRHA members and other interested individuals.  The webinars are free of charge to all participants, thanks to the generous support of the Iowa Department of Public Health Office of Rural Health.


Please check back soon for information on our next webinar. 

There is no fee to particpate in the webinar, but pre-registration is required in order to receive log-in information.


Interested in a past webinar?  You may view archived sessions by clicking the links below.
Rural Behavioral Health Issues in Iowa presented by Michael R. Rosmann, Ph.D., Executive Director, AgriWellness Thursday, July 25, 2014.  To view this webinar, click here.
Community Care Coordination Efforts - One Region's Approach presented by Michelle Stephan, Community Care Coordination Program Director, Iowa Primary Care Association, and Chi Martin, Population Health Manager, Mercy Medical Center - North Iowa, Mason City on Thursday, May 15, 2014.  Click here to view this webinar.
A Comparative Analysis of Recent Inquiries Concerning Attitudes Towards Breast Cancer Screenings presented by Roger Dahl, Executive Director for Susan G. Komen Iowa on Thursday, October 3, 2013.  Click here to view this webinar.
Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) presented by Pam Lester, RN, BSN, NCQA PCMH CCE, Performance Improvement Manager with the Iowa Primary Care Association; Molly Layton, MSN, PRN, Quality Assurance Manager at River Hills Community Health Center; and Janeen Boswell, LPN, Chief Strategy Officer for Community Health Centers of Southern Iowa on Thursday, August 8, 2013. Click here to download the PowerPoint presentation from this webinar.
Iowa Health Care Legislative Update presented by Don Royer, MPA, Director of Health Care Policy at Iowa Hospital Association on Thursday, June 13, 2013. Click here to view this webinar 
Addressing Recidivism Among State Offenders presented by Jon Rosmann, Executive Director of the Iowa Prescription Drug Corporation (IPDC) on Thursday, March 14, 2013.  Copies of the presentation slides are also available by clicking here.
USDA Rural Development Programs and Health IT presented by Bill Menner, Iowa State Director, Rural Development, US Department of Agriculture on Thursday, August 9, 2012.  Click here to view this webinar. Copies of the presentation slides are also available by clicking here.
The Supreme Court of the United States Ruling on Florida, et al vs. Department of Health and Human Services (ACA):  Briefing on The Decision presented by David Lee, National Rural Health Association and Dr. Keith Mueller, UI Department of Health Management and Policy and RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis Directoron Tuesday, July 3, 2012.  Click here to view this webinar. Copies of the presentation slides are also available.
Mental Health Redesign in Iowa:  Update presented by Theresa Armstrong, State of Iowa Department of Human Services and Neil Fagan, Director of Behavioral Clinics and Managed Care, Iowa Health - Des Moines on Thursday, April 12, 2012.  Click here to view this webinar.  Copies of the presentation slides are also available. 

Community Development and Recruiting Health Care Providers to Rural Iowa:  Iowa's FIND Program (Fulfilling Iowa's Need for Dentists)presented by Suzanne Heckenlaible, VP of Public Affairs for Delta Dental of Iowa; and Sue Cosner, VP of Community Initiatives for Iowa Area Development Group on Thursday, February 9, 2012.  Click here to view this webinar.
Asthma in Iowa:  The Burden on Rural Children presented by Joel N. Kline, MD, University of Iowa Pulmonary, Critical Care and Occupational Medicine Faculty on Thursday, November 10, 2011.  Click here to view this webinar.

The Ins and Outs of Telemedicine - A Regional Review
presented by Mary DeVany, Outreach Director, Great Plains Telehealth Resource Center and
Moderated by Fred Eastman, Program Coordinator, Midwest Rural Telemedicine Consortium on Thursday, June 9, 2011. Click here to download the powerpoint presentation or click here to view this webinar.

Understanding the 340B Program presented by Megan Meacham, HRSA's Office of Rural Health Policy;  Michelle Herzog and Lawrence Momodu, HRSA's Office of Pharmacy Affairs; and Jon Rosmann, Executive Director, Iowa Prescription Drug Corporation on April 14, 2011.  Slides from the PowerPoints are available by clicking the following links - HRSA Presentation, Iowa Prescription Drug Corporation Presentation.
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