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IRHA Fall Conference

Population Health - Growing in Rural Iowa

Registration is now open.

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We invite you to join us on September 10 for the IRHA Fall Conference - Population Health - Growing in Rural Iowa. 
Our invited keynote speaker is Lisa Mensah, Under Secretary for Rural Development for the United States Department of Agricultural.  In addition to the keynote presentation, the agenda includes presentations on a number of population health principles that are being implemented and are experiencing success in rural Iowa.  The day will also includes Roundtable Discussions on a variety of timely topics - Advocacy, Farm Safety, Mental and Behavioral Health, Population Health, Environment and Environmental Health, Health Information Technology, and Oral Health.  In addition, there will be time for informal conversations, networking with attendees and sponsors, and visiting the sponsor displays. 
We are looking forward to hosting this day of learning and connecting, coming together to learn and be encouraged by each other. 
For complete information, including an agenda and registration form, click hereOnline registration is also available.  Click here to be redirected to the online registration form.  
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Fall Conference Sponsor Information
To help ensure the success of the Fall Conference, IRHA depends on partners, organization, and companies.  There are a number of different sponsorship opportunities availalbe.  Sponsor levels and benefits are detailed in the Sponsor BrochureClick here to download the Sponsor Brochure and Registration Form.  


 Current Conference Sponsors

Rural Health Investors

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Rural Health Partners

ICASH Logo          AdaptiveVSLogo 500    


Rural Health Ambassadors

American Heart Association


The IRHA introduces 

"Iowa Rural Health Conversations - IRHA Summer Series"  

The Iowa Rural Health Association presents “Rural Health Conversations.” The format for the Conversations will be a conference call. The speaker will use the first 30-40 minutes to share key information on the stated topic, including what is being done in Iowa and what individuals can do. The remaining 10-15 minutes of the conversations will be an interactive time which participants will be encouraged to ask questions or share experiences on the topic. Rural Health Conversations are free of charge to all participants, thanks to the generous support of the Iowa Department of Public Health Office of Rural Health.

The next Rural Health Conversation will be August 13 and will focus on the Public Water Supply's Annual Compliance Report and water quality.

Look for more details and registration information to be posted here as we get closer to August.

There is no fee to participate, but registration is required to receive the call-in instructions.

Did you miss the Conversation?  Listen to a recording by clicking the link below.

Presented by Kate Walton, Director of State Government Relations and Physician Advocacy, UnityPoint Health and Eric Tempelis, Director of Government Relations, Gundersen Health System  on Thursday, June 11, 2015.

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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.