Health Equity Training Series

This program deploys iPads with translation capability to community organizations supporting our members, to enhance member access to telehealth services while decreasing barriers to health care in the community, and increase health equity by enabling services to be delivered in a language-appropriate and culturally appropriate way. Applications loaded on the iPad include Live Health On-Line Bright Heart Solutions behavioral health services, LiveHealth On-line primary care and some specialty health services,, (Aunt Bertha Community Resource Link), Zoom or Teams and LanguageLine audio-visual translation services.

This webinar is for rural health clinics to more about community health workers (CHWs) and their role in addressing the health and social needs of patients and communities they serve. Participants will also learn about a grant the state received that waives the cost of training and offers stipends to participating students. While CHWs may be a newer term to rural health clinics, the functions they provide – such as screening for social needs, connecting patients to resources and services, supporting and engaging patients in their health care - are all aimed at improving patient outcomes. Community health worker is an umbrella term. Deb Kazmerzak with Iowa Chronic Care Consortium and Angie Doyle Scar with Iowa Health and Human Services present more information about this workforce and grant opportunity for rural health clinics and other health care and community-based organizations in Iowa.

This training with Certintell covers how remote patient monitoring can reduce provider burnout and improve patient engagement. Benjamin Lefever discusses an overview about understanding contributing factors and data behind health provider burnout, technology and workflows that help achieve the quadruple aim, and how RPM contributes to improved efficiency and effectiveness of patient care. Benjamin is responsible for leading the Certintell team and continued success, all while ensuring the culture the company was founded on continues to empower health systems to reach underserved populations. Previously Benjamin was a Product Manager for Genentech focused on the FQHC market and HEP C. Moreover, he helped implement a Telemedicine program while at Genentech (Project ECHO), which connected the University of Iowa Hospital & Clinics specialists to rural patients and their practitioners.

The 2022 Iowa General Assembly focused a lot of attention on the workforce challenges facing healthcare providers – particularly rural providers. As part of IARHC’s Health Equity Training Series, plan to join as we host Amy Campbell of the Advocacy Cooperative as she provides an overview of workforce and other healthcare legislation passed and signed into law this year.

With so much workforce legislation, this webinar may be of interest to your Human Resources staff and others tasked with understanding loan repayment programs, licensing requirements and other changes made. 

One Iowa's remote LGBTQ 101 training includes information about important LGBTQ identities, the difference between sex, gender, and sexual orientation, current LGBTQ issues, and best practices for your healthcare providers and administrators. The training includes LGBTQ foundations, best practices, and insight into results of One Iowa's annual needs assessment in partnership with IDPH. 

Dementia is in the top five causes of death in Iowa; it devastates the patient, as well as their families and friends.  There is no cure for dementia and the few treatments that are available only work for a few months.  However, it is estimated that 40% of all dementias can be prevented and that an individual can reduce their risk of getting dementia by up to 70%. 

Dr. Patricia Quinlisk gives an overview of dementia, its risk factors, and explain how dementia prevention works. This presentation is ideal for clinical providers, managers, and administrators.