2021 Learning Collaborative

On Aug. 25, the Iowa Institute of Public Health Research and Policy and the Iowa Department of Public Health hosted its second annual learning collaborative on childhood lead poisoning prevention. The purpose of this learning collaborative was to highlight programs and services throughout Iowa that have been successful in implementing strategies for preventing childhood lead poisoning. The goal was to bring together all partners that are working toward eliminating lead poisoning in Iowa.

Keynote Speakers

Elizabeth Friedman, MD, MPH

Environmental Health and Exposure Medicine Specialist, Region 7 MidAmerica-PEHSU Director, Environmental Health Program Medical Director Children’s Mercy Hospital Kansas City

Promoting Pediatric Lead Screening: Using the Collective Impact Model to Close the Gap in Testing

Kevin Kennedy, MPH, CIEC

Environmental Hygienist Director, Environmental Health Program Section of Toxicology and Environmental Health Children’s Mercy Kansas City

It’s Time to Look Upstream: The Role of Housing in the Health of Children


9 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Welcome

9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Promoting Pediatric Lead Screening: Using the Collective Impact model to close the gap in testing presented by Dr. Freidman

10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Break

10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Lead in Drinking Water: Opportunities for improving Iowans’ public health presented by Michelle Scherer and David Cwiertny

11 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Iowa Lead Exposures linked to Contaminated Spices presented by Kevin Officer and Kelsey Marmon

11:30 a.m. – Noon Baby Shoes to Work Boots – 2020 Lead Exposure in Iowa presented by Kevin Officer

Noon – 12:30 p.m. Breakout Discussion

12:30 p.m. – 1 p.m. Lunch

1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Its time to look upstream; the role of housing in the health of children presented by Kevin Kennedy

2 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Break

2:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Bringing Together Partners for a Successful Lead Hazard Control Program presented by Elizabeth Kemp and Kim Glaser

2:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Growing a Coalition by Engaging Community Partners presented by Alicia Sanders

3:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Black Hawk County Health Department and Waterloo Community Development Healthy Homes Collaboration presented by Andrea Magee and Matt Chesmore

3:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Breakout Discussion

4:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Closing Address

CEU Disclosures

How to Obtain CE Credit

Participants must attend the entire live web activity and complete the evaluation online in order to earn credit hours and obtain a CE certificate.  A link to the online evaluation system will be sent to all registered participants who attend the activity that will contain instructions and a personal ID number for access to the system.  All online evaluations must be submitted by 09/25/21 to receive continuing education credit for this activity.

Medicine (CME) Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the American Public Health Association (APHA) and the Iowa Health Policy Research. The APHA is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement: The APHA designates this live web) educational activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit (s)™.

Nursing (CNE) Accreditation Statement

This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by the American Public Health Association’s Public Health Nursing Section (APHA/PHN), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Health Education (CHES) Statement

Sponsored by the American Public Health Association (APHA), a designated approver of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES®) to receive up to 6.0 hours total Category I contact education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours available are __0___.


Non-Endorsement of Products
As an Accredited Provider of Continuing Education (CE) Credits for Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Medicine (CME), and Public Health (CPH) the American Public Health Association Center for Professional Development (CPD) Unit and its respective Continuing Education accrediting organizations do not endorse any products or services that are displayed or referred to in conjunction with this activity and are not responsible for the actual presentation of content during scientific sessions.

Policy on Disclosures to Learners
The Iowa Institute of Public Health Research and Policy strives to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all of its educational programs.  All planners, faculty members, moderators, discussants, panelist and presenters participating in this program have been required to disclose any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest that may have a direct bearing on the subject matter of this program.  This includes relationships with pharmaceutical companies, biomedical device manufacturers or other corporations whose products or services are related to the subject matter of the presentation topic.  The intent of this policy is to identify openly any conflict of interest so that the attendees may form their own judgments about the presentation with full disclosure of the facts.  In addition, faculty is expected to openly disclose any off-label, experimental and/or investigational uses of drugs or devices in their presentation. Disclosures, Conflict of Interest (COI) and Resolution of COI policies are available via the APHA’s website and in the printed program.