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Register for our annual Sizzling Summer Series focused on change management for the individual, small group, and organization. These three webinars (each offered twice) will offer an interactive opportunity to:
  • understand why change is hard.
  • learn how to overcome challenges within the individual, group, and organization.
  • facilitate a continuous improvement culture in your workplace.
The first session was offered June 9 and will be offered again June 23. The second session will be offered July 14 and July 28. The third session will be offered August 11 and August 25. Learn more and register here.

The National Network of Public Health Institutes Highlights COVID Response Experiences in Iowa

Brad Brake, director of Harrison County Home and Public Health Department (Iowa), and Kaci Ginn, third-year undergraduate interning at Jones County Public Health (Iowa), talked about challenges and hope in rural Iowa. Read the article on the National Network of Public Health Institutes’ site.

New Discussion Guides Available for Tackling Equity Podcast Series


COVID-19 has underscored the health inequities in our country. The Midwestern Public Health Training Center’s podcast, Share Public Health, highlights this topic in the Tackling Equity series. Now with a newly-released discussion guide, learn about and reflect on inequities within various communities such as the African American population, people with disabilities and special healthcare needs, and rural areas. Suscribe wherever you listen to podcasts.

Take a look at our resource center and follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn for more information and resources related to health equity.

As always, let us know what topics and challenges you’re seeing that we should focus on.

PHAB Accreditation

Congratulations to the following departments in our region that were awarded national initial accreditation in March:
  • Riley County Health Department, Manhattan, KS
  • Siouxland District Health Department, Sioux City, IA
  • South Heartland District Health Department, Hastings, NE
Read the press release here.

Applications for the Great Plains Leadership Institute are open!

Designed for emerging, mid-level, and senior leaders from the Great Plains Region who play an important role in keeping communities healthy, this institute brings together experts from academia, government, insurance, community health centers, elected positions, community-based organizations, businesses, and more. Strengthen your leadership skills, meet other leaders, and impact your team, organization and community! Applications are due July 10, 2020.
Learn more and apply today

Upcoming Events and Webinars

Take a look at our website for upcoming webinars and conferences. We update it regularly with webinars and events from across the national network of public health training centers. A few highlights are below:

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