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Iowa Public Health Leadership Academy

The Public Health Leadership Academy - a collaboration with the University of Iowa College of Public Health, Iowa State Association of Counties and the Iowa Department of Public Health - provides information and training to local Iowa Boards of Health members and Boards of Supervisors to assist them in effectively meeting the requirements of their roles.


The Academy is free and will consist of six virtual sessions. Sessions will be tailored to the topics and issues that local decision makers face while fulfilling their roles in governing and supporting local public health. Sessions will be held in the evening from 6:00-7:30 pm starting in November 2019 and ending in July 2020. The dates and session titles are as follows:

 November 18, 2019

 Session 1: Overview of the Iowa Governmental Public
 Health System

 January 6, 2020
 Session 2: Putting the Local in Local Public Health:
 Local Roles and Responsibilities 

 February 24, 2020
 Session 3: Public Health Law in Iowa
 April 13, 2020
 Session 4: Health Equity: Why it Matters and How to
 Achieve It

 June 1, 2020
 Session 5: Ethics and Decision Making in Public Health
 July 20, 2020
 Session 6: Advancing Policy in Public Health


In order to take part in the Academy, participants will be asked to commit to the following:
  • Attend all six online sessions. If unavailable for a specific session, the participant will view the recorded version of the missed session in advance of the next session;
  • Be engaged and actively participate in sessions; and
  • Share the information they find beneficial with colleagues in their respective counties
Are you ready to learn more about your role as a Board of Health or Board of Supervisor member, increase your knowledge about public health, and build your skills in governing and/or supporting local public health in your county? If you answered yes, please click on the "Register" button below!
Register by October 31
To learn more about the Public Health Leadership Academy, please visit our website.

Please contact Laurie Walkner by email or by phone at 319-335-6836 with any questions or concerns.

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