Creating a shared vision of what population health is and how successful partnerships are making positive changes throughout communities was the focus of the colloquium held at the University of Iowa College of Public Health, sponsored by the Institute for Public Health Practice
The Great Plains Leadership Institute is a regional, year-long program designed to build and enhance the leadership skills of emerging and senior leaders in organizations whose primary mission is to improve the health and well-being of populations and communities
The course is designed to teach public health professionals to use National Library of Medicine resources in order to find reliable health information and data related to population health and Healthy People 2020.
The Missouri Iowa Nebraska Kansas (MINK) Public Health Associations held their annual MINK Conference on April 18-19, 2017. This event was hosted by the Kansas affiliate and took place in Overland Park, KS. A full audience across Region 7 learned and shared about public health innovations and population health. The Midwestern Public Health Training Center (MPHTC) co-sponsored this event with featured keynote presentations by Tomas Quade (President, American Public Health Association) and Karen DeSalvo (Former Acting Assistant Secretary for Health, United States Department of Health and Human Services).
The Georgia Health Policy Center along with the National Network of Public Health Institutes and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) developed an online planning tool to assist public health practitioners in dealing with a rapidly transforming health system. The planning tool offers information on health care reform, technical and adaptive challenges, and guides users through four frequently asked questions raised by public health. Partnering with the National Maternal and Child Health Workforce Development Center, the fourth guided practice focuses on maternal and child health and the challenges and opportunities specific to Title V practitioners.