Copyright 2017 - Iowa Rural Health Association

Educational Events

 The Iowa Rural Health Association presents

Addressing Iowa's Critical Need for
Health Care Providers in Rural Areas

Friday, May 12, 2017
Upper Iowa University
605 Washington Street
Fayette, Iowa
8 a.m. - Registration & Refreshements
8 - 11:30 a.m. - Program

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Prairie Lakes AEA Building
824 Flindt Drive, Suite 105
Storm Lake, Iowa
8 a.m. - Registration & Refreshments
8 - 11:30 a.m. - Program

We all agree that rural Iowa faces unique challenges in recruiting health care providers.  This workshop is an opportunity to:

  • Learn how communities have successfully addressed the challenge.
  • Hear how the training programs within Iowa are encouraging students to consider rural practice.
  • Learn about resources available to your community.
  • Explore how your community can also be successful in addressing this critical need.

Click here for more information about these workshops.

Click here to register.



2016 FINAL Logo

University of Iowa’s Rebalancing Health Care in the Heartland Forum 9 & Iowa Rural Health Association 2016 Annual Conference
“Delivering the Vision of Comprehensive Health Services In Rural Iowa”

A Partnership of the University of Iowa’s Health Science Policy Council and the Iowa Rural Health Association

Conference Presentations

Telemedicine Panel

Thank you to the sponsors and exhibitors for your support of the conference.

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

  • Iowa Biotech Association
  • University of Iowa Public Policy Center

Bronze Sponsors

  • Amerigroup Iowa, Inc.
  • Iowa Cancer Consortium
  • Iowa's Center for Agricultural Safety and Health
  • SafeNetRx
  • Whitney Sleep Diagnostics & Consultants


  • Caravan Health
  • Family Planning Council of Iowa
  • Johnson County Public Health
  • USDA Rural Development



IRHA Webinars

IRHA does not currently have any webinars scheduled.  If you are interested in viewing a previously record webinar, please see the list of topics and links to recordings below.

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Interested in a past webinar?  You may view archived sessions by clicking the links below.

Frac Sand Mining, Transporting and Processing:  Is there a Community Health Risk? presented by David Osterberg, Clinical Professor, Occupational and Environmental Health, Univeristy of Iowa Thursday, October 16, 2014.  To view this webinar, click here.

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.