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Apr
23
Tue
Iowa Governor’s Conference on Public Health @ Holiday Inn Des Moines Airport
Apr 23 – Apr 24 all-day
Iowa Governor's Conference on Public Health @ Holiday Inn Des Moines Airport | Des Moines | Iowa | United States

The Iowa Governor’s Conference on Public Health is a must-attend event for all Iowans who work in public health, environmental health, primary care, health promotion, health education and laboratory sciences. Conference attendees receive profession-specific knowledge, as well as, exposure to other disciplines within public health. You will hear from national, state and local experts in public health, have the chance to network with state and local partners, and reconnect with friends and colleagues as you attend the keynote speakers, concurrent sessions, poster presentations, exhibits and association meetings.

Apr
25
Thu
Webinar – Disability-Inclusive Employer Practices and Hiring of Individuals with Disabilities
Apr 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Webinar - Disability-Inclusive Employer Practices and Hiring of Individuals with Disabilities

Disability – Inclusive Employer Practices and Hiring of Individuals with Disabilities

Finding the right talent for any organization is a critical element in an organization’s overarching strategy for long-term success.  There are recognized workplace policies and practices that can heighten an organization’s ability to reach and draw from the largely untapped talent pool of individuals with disabilities. In this webinar, we provide an overview of how organizations can expand their potential talent pool to reach this population, by shaping a more disability inclusive recruitment and hiring process.
You will learn:​
  • To identify specific internal HR policies and practices that facilitate effective recruitment and hiring of individuals with disabilities.
  • Think about how to use internal organizational and external community resources to maximize access to a pipeline of qualified candidates with disabilities.
  • Consider how to design interview processes that minimize disability discrimination and maximize equal opportunity for consideration of candidates with disabilities.
Take-home messages:
  • Organizations with internship programs for individuals with disabilities are six times more likely to have successfully hired a person with a disability in the past year.
  • Organizations with strong senior management commitment to hiring of people with disabilities are five times more likely to have successfully hired a person with a disability in the past year.
  • Actively recruiting people with disabilities, having explicit disability hiring goals, disability in the diversity and inclusion statement, and partnerships with community organizations, are all practices that heighten by 3 to 4 times the likelihood that an organization will have successfully hired a person with a disability in the past year.
  • 24% of American Households have a person with a disability

Visit WWPDI.org to register for this free webinar.

Apr
26
Fri
Occupational Safety & Health Research Conference @ University of Iowa College of Public Health
Apr 26 @ 8:00 am – 12:30 pm
Occupational Safety & Health Research Conference @ University of Iowa College of Public Health | Iowa City | Iowa | United States

The 4th Annual Occupational Health & Safety Student Research Conference will take place at the University of Iowa College of Public Health (145 N. Riverside Drive, Iowa City) on Friday, April 26. This event provides an opportunity for students, faculty, and collaborators across campus and the region to learn about innovative occupational health and safety research being conducted by students, and gives students an opportunity to showcase their research in this important field.

The half-day conference (8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in N110 & the Atrium) will feature poster presentations and 3-minute research presentations by students.Students: Learn more about submission guidelines and submit here.

The keynote speaker will be Dr. Darrin Ott, Core Technical Competency Lead of Air Force Research Labs, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, OH.

Apr
28
Sun
American Occupational Health Conference @ Disneyland® Hotel
Apr 28 – May 1 all-day
American Occupational Health Conference @ Disneyland® Hotel | Anaheim | California | United States

The 2019 American Occupational Health Conference (AOHC) is ACOEM’s 104th Annual Meeting. AOHC serves two fundamental purposes: it is the premier professional meeting for physicians and other health professionals who have an interest in the fields of occupational and environmental medicine (OEM); and it is the annual membership meeting for ACOEM’s members.

Educational Needs and Learning Objectives
OEM is the medical specialty devoted to the prevention and management of occupational and environmental injury, illness, and disability, and the promotion of health and productivity of workers, their families, and communities.

ACOEM has identified core competencies in areas where the OEM-trained physician should strive to remain current and serve as a knowledgeable representative of the specialty. The ten core competencies are available at www.acoem.org

The ACOEM CME mission is to provide educational activities that enhance the professional capabilities related directly to the professional work of physicians practicing occupational and environmental medicine and (1) to promote physician lifelong and self-directed learning, (2) to improve worker/patient clinical outcomes, (3) to facilitate physician effectiveness and efficiency in carrying out professional responsibilities, and (4) communicate the value of occupational and environmental medicine.

To address the educational needs of OEM physicians, AOHC is planned within the context of desirable physician attributes and aligned with the OEM core competencies.

AOHC content is designed to enhance physician competence and performance and to improve patient outcomes by providing learner-centered education in the most current issues relevant to the practice of OEM.

Upon completion of AOHC 2019, the learner should be able to:
Evaluate current research;

  • Analyze emerging issues in OEM; and
  • Exemplify effectiveness and efficiency in carrying out professional responsibilities.

Target Audience
AOHC is designed for physicians who specialize in or have an interest in OEM as well as for non-physicians, such as industrial hygienists, nurses, safety professionals, and environmental health specialists who are involved in the field. AOHC offers a variety of educational activities for participants new to OEM as well as for the experienced professional.

Content
AOHC sessions offer focused presentations that cover critically chosen, cutting-edge subjects related to OEM competencies. Sessions are designed for OEM physicians and related professionals who practice in a variety of work settings and are identified by the following tracks:

  • OEM Clinical Practice
  • Management and Administration in OEM
  • OEM Education and Scientific Research
  • Environmental Health and Risk Management
  • Regulatory, Legal, Military, and Governmental OEM Practice
  • Innovation and Forward-Thinking
Apr
30
Tue
Webinar – Positive Psychology and Work Stress: When Stressors Make you Grow
Apr 30 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Webinar - Positive Psychology and Work Stress: When Stressors Make you Grow

Positive Psychology and Work Stress: When Stressors Make you Grow

We are running around saying that we are ‘so busy’ and ‘stressed out’. Workloads are overwhelming and we feel like drowning in a sea of hindering work tasks. But there are times that we feel like we are up to the challenge of the next project. We look for ways to make our job more interesting and inspiring and we jump at the opportunity of taking on more responsibility or joining a new team. Those are exciting situations, ‘challenge stressors’, that signal for us that there is an opportunity to learn and grow. This webinar will describe the basics of the stress experience, and explain how can we set up workplaces to promote challenges and minimize hindrances.
You will learn:
  • That both demands and resources are important in relation to our perceptions of stress and our stress response
  • ​​How sources of stress in the workplace can be perceived as irrelevant, positive or stressful stressors.
  • How workplace demands can be challenging stressors that provide us with opportunities to grow, or hindering stressors that threaten our growth, leading to different job attitudes and performance levels.
Take-home messages:
  •  When we perceive stressors as opportunities to grow, we feel more committed to our organizations.
  • Feeling supported and valued by our organizations can help us see job responsibilities as opportunities to learn and grow.
  • Organizational resources are essential to promote a healthy workplace where employees can grow and flourish.
  • Caring for employee’s wellbeing includes providing challenging and inspiring work tasks.​

Visit WWPDI.org to register for this free webinar.

May
2
Thu
Annual WBCHC Healthcare Roundtable @ Mark Arts
May 2 all-day
Annual WBCHC Healthcare Roundtable @ Mark Arts | Wichita | Kansas | United States

Please join us for the 41st Annual Healthcare Roundtable! This event serves as an opportunity to hear national perspectives of initiatives happening around the country to lower healthcare costs. Speakers and topics of the day include:

  • Dr. Christa Singleton, Centers for Disease Control, will speak on their 6|18 Initiative.
  • Al Lewis, CEO of Quizzify, will give an interactive presentation on health literacy and how it impacts an employer’s bottom line.
  • Lauren Vela, Senior Director of Member Value at the Pacific Business Group on Health, will speak on projects to reduce waste in formularies and medical care.
  • Dr. Justin Moore, WBCHC Medical Director, will present on the issue of social isolation.
  • Vicki Schmidt, newly elected Kansas Insurance Commissioner, will speak on her vision and plans for the commission as it relates to health care and benefit design.

Sponsorship and vendor opportunities are available. For more information about those opportunities, or about the event, please contact Shelley Duncan (ShelleyDuncan@cphcp.com) or Matt Thibault (MattThibault@med-soc.org).

We have pending CEUs for Insurance and HR.

Nursing CEUs: Ascension Via Christi Hospitals in Wichita are approved as a provider of continuing nursing education by the Kansas State Board of Nursing. This course offering is approved for 6.0 contact hours applicable for RN, LPN and LMHT re-licensure. Kansas State Board of Nursing approved Provider Number: LT: 0062-0738.

NORA Symposium: Stressed Out From Work @ Mayo Memorial Auditorum
May 2 @ 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm
NORA Symposium: Stressed Out From Work @ Mayo Memorial Auditorum | Minneapolis | Minnesota | United States

The 2019 NORA Symposium will feature a panel discussion about the challenges of addressing stress and mental health problems that result from work.  Hear perspectives from panelists representing agricultural producers, firefighters and veterinarians.

AGENDA
2:00 – 3:00 pm
Registration, Poster Viewing
Light refreshments will be served

3:00 – 4:30 pm
Presentation, Panel Discussion

4:30 – 5:30 pm
Reception, Poster Session

May
7
Tue
BLN Community Forum – Centerville, IA @ Manhattan Steakhouse
May 7 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
BLN Community Forum - Centerville, IA @ Manhattan Steakhouse | Centerville | Iowa | United States

Forums draw a cross-section of business owners and managers, economic development leaders, public health officials and health care providers, local elected officials, a variety of agency and organization representatives, and the general public.

Check out this video and read summaries below of past events to learn more about the community forums.

Topics will include:

  • Low-cost strategies for employers to implement in the workplace to keep their employees healthy and productive.
  • Inspiring kids to lead healthy lives through eating right, staying active, and setting goals.

Cost: Free. Lunch included.

For more information and to RSVP: Register Here.

May
14
Tue
Healthiest State Initiative Annual Conference @ Scheman Building- Iowa State University
May 14 all-day
Healthiest State Initiative Annual Conference @ Scheman Building- Iowa State University | Ames | Iowa | United States

How can we cultivate workplaces that better support an employee’s mental health?

Through interactive panels and inspirational speakers, attendees will formulate a comprehensive action plan that includes physical and emotional health, financial wellness and volunteerism. Registration is now open! 

Jun
10
Mon
Agricultural Safety and Health: The Core Course @ College of Public Health
Jun 10 – Jun 14 all-day
Agricultural Safety and Health: The Core Course @ College of Public Health | Iowa City | Iowa | United States

The Agricultural Safety and Health Core Course has been the national model of effective agricultural safety and health education for over a decade. Expert instruction is provided by experienced faculty and specialists including Board Certified Physicians, Veterinarians, and Certified Industrial Hygienists.

Course Includes
• Interactive Activities
• Safety and Rescue Demonstrations
• Classroom Instruction
• Farm Tours
• Research Poster Display
• Case Studies
• Panel Discussions
• Producer Perspectives

Statement of Purpose: To provide the information and skills needed to enable safety and health professionals to anticipate, recognize, and prevent occupational illnesses and injuries among members of the agricultural community. Successful completion of this course allows qualified participants to join AgriSafe® as a Certified Member. AgriSafe® benefits include clinical resources, technical assistance, and continuing education.

Intended Audience: Appropriate for safety and health managers, graduate students, nurses, physicians, veterinarians, and anyone interested in the special health and safety needs of rural and agricultural communities.

Continuing Education: Continuing Education Credit for physicians, nurses and EMS personnel has been approved, as well as General Continuing Education Units. CSPs will be responsible for documenting their own attendance. A certificate of completion will be provided following the course. Please see course brochure for specific continuing education information.

Training Director: Diane Rohlman, MA, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Occupational and Environmental Health, University of Iowa, College of Public Health.