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The Iowa Rural Health Association and the University of Iowa's Health Sciences Policy Council are partnering to present

Transforming Health Care During Uncertain Times

Thursday, November 9, 2017
Holiday Inn - Merle Hay Road
Des Moines, IA


For the past several years, health care providers and systems have been on a path to transform health care delivery. As our industry continues to monitor what will happen on a federal health policy level, our commitment to provide better quality care at a lower cost remains strong. We believe we’re on the right path in replacing volume and fee-for-service payments with value-based care. In the face of the unknown, we continue to plan for the future, knowing possible changes to health care policy will no doubt have an effect on our patients, organizations and communities.

Join us as we bring together national health policy experts, local providers, and elected officials and candidates to discuss the future of health policy in Iowa and the United States. Topics covered will range from the latest information on the plans to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act to the impact of the opioid epidemic on Iowa providers, educators and citizens.

More information will be posted here as details are confirmed.

Conference Registration

To register online click here.

A printable registration form is available here


Conference Agenda


Sponsor and Exhibitor Information

To help ensure the success of the conference, we depend on partners, organizations, and companies such as you to participate as conference sponsors.  There are a number of different sponsorship and exhibitoring opportunities available.  Click here for a full list of opportunities and the sponsor and exhibitor registration form. 




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.