2024 Learning Collaborative

On Wednesday, August 21, 2024 the Iowa Institute for Public Health Practice, Research and Policy and the Iowa Department of Health and Human Services will host its fifth annual virtual learning collaborative on childhood lead poisoning prevention to advance childhood lead poisoning prevention through collective impact. The purpose of this event is to highlight programs and services throughout Iowa that have been successful in implementing strategies for addressing and preventing childhood lead poisoning. The goal is to bring together all partners and sectors that are working toward eliminating lead poisoning in Iowa.

If you have any questions about the event, please contact Josie Hentzen at josie-hentzen@uiowa.edu.

2023 Conference Materials

If you were unable to attend the 2023 learning collaborative, you may access the recording and presentation slides below.

2023 Agenda

8:30am – 9:00am The Current State of Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention and How Collective Impact Can Achieve Greater Impact  – Vickie Miene, Alexa Andrews, Kevin Officer

9:00am – 10:00am Aluminum Cookware As a Source of Lead Exposure in the United States/ Working with Community Partners to Identify and Address Lead Exposure Sources – Katie Fellows, Ashley Bullock & Hena Parveen

10:00am – 10:15am Break

10:15am – 12:00pm A Panel Discussion: Lead & Water in Iowa – Carmily Stone, Lyn Jenkins, David Cwiertny

12:00pm – 12:30pm Collaborate to break the link between unhealthy housing and unhealthy children – Nancy Van Milligen

12:30pm – 1:00pm Lunch Break

1:00pm – 2:00pm Childhood Lead Poisoning: New Challenges from an Old Adversary – Dr. Alan Woolf

2:00pm – 2:15pm Break

2:15pm – 3:15pm Childhood Lead Poisoning: A Case Report – Tammy Noble & Dr. Dan McCabe

3:15pm – 3:30pm Q&A Discussion Session

3:30pm – 4:00pm Next Steps and Closing Remarks – Vickie Miene, Alexa Andrews, Kevin Officer

CEU Disclosures

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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 Institute of Public Health Research and Policy.  The APHA is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

Designation Statement: The APHA designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 6 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 Approver Unit, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

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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 total Category I contact education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours available are 0.

How to Obtain CE Credit
Participants must attend the entire Learning Collaborative 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 9/23/22 to receive continuing education credit for this activity.

Abstract Submission

Abstracts to be accepted should highlight the importance of collaboration in your work that pertains to lead poisoning prevention information, outreach, and services. Successful abstracts should also address the successes and and challenges faced by programs and partners in addressing childhood lead poisonings in Iowa.

Abstracts will be categorized according to one of the two primary session topic areas and at a minimum address one of the following:


  • Blood lead testing
  • Clinical case management
  • Lead poisoning prevention education & outreach
  • Coordination & collaboration of childhood lead services
  • Health care provider outreach and education initiatives
  • Outreach to populations disproportionately at risk of lead poisoning


  • Sources of lead exposure
  • Environmental investigation and case management
  • Lead remediation funding and rehab projects
  • Lead and housing policy initiatives
  • Lead certification

Abstracts must include the following sections:

  • Presenter information: headshot, title, credentials, and biography
  • Introduction
  • Learning objectives
  • Statement of purpose
  • Brief description of your approach
  • Concise description / summary of strengths, challenges and outcomes,
  • Conclusion

**Disclaimer: If selected to present this description will be used in the event program.

Abstracts should be uploaded as a word document or PDF.

Abstracts submission will close May 15, 2024.

Submit Your Abstract Here

If submitting an abstract for a joint presentation, all presenters must complete the abstract form. For joint presentation abstract submissions, please indicate the primary contact.

Virtual Learning Collaborative Abstract Submission

Maximum file size: 2MB

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