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Capacity-Building Series 

The Iowa Cancer Consortium's FREE Capacity-Building Series is open to anyone interested in expanding her/his knowledge on the available topics.
 

Let's Talk about Planning: Terminology, Processes and Collaborations

This session was recorded at 11:30 a.m. on November 10, 2015.
 
Webinar Presentations: 
  • A Primer on Local Land Use Decision Making - Gary Taylor, J.D., AICP Interim Director, Community & Economic Development Program, Iowa State University Extension & Outreach Associate Professor, Community & Regional Planning.
  • Community Health Needs Assessments: Partnering with Planners - Mary Rose Corrigan RN, Public Health Specialist, City of Dubuque, and Laura Carstens, MA,  Planning Services Manager, City of Dubuque.
After viewing this webinar, participants will be able to
  • Discuss development and design terminology and learn about the various planning processes that shape our cities, towns and neighborhoods.
  • Find out more about the successful working relationship that exists between public health and planning in Dubuque, Iowa and learn about some of their joint projects.  
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Advancing Cross Sector Collaboration through Health in All Policies

This session was recorded at 11:30 a.m. on October 30, 2015.

Presenters:
Denise Attard Sacco, MPH, CHES, Public Health Consultant and Health Educator, Iowa
Len B. Novilla, MD, MPH, Associate Professor, Department of Health Science at Brigham Young University, Utah
John Peterson, PE, AICP, Community Development Director, City of Ankeny, Iowa

Webinar Presentations: 
  • Deconstructing Health in All Policies: Health as the Common Goal - Len B. Novilla, MD, MPH, Associate Professor, Department of Health Science at Brigham Young University, Utah
  • Addressing Health Determinants - Health Impact Assessment & Health Lens Analysis- Ms. Denise Attard Sacco, MPH, CHES, Public Health Consultant & Health Educator, Iowa
  • Planning Healthy Iowa Communities - Mr. John Peterson, P.E., AICP, Founder and CEO of Peterson Planning Strategies, Iowa
After viewing this webinar, participants will be able to
  • Define Health in All Policies. Discuss Health in All Policies as a strategy for addressing health and equity issues that stem from the social determinants of health. Address the key knowledge needs of Iowa Public Health and Environmental Health professionals on Health in All Polices.
  • Discuss the basics of conducting a health impact assessment and a health lens analysis as tools for implementing a “Health in all Policies” approach across sectors in Iowa.
  • Learn about how the Active Living Coalition and the Food Systems Council are working together towards increasing physical activity opportunities and healthy eating options for Iowans.
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Health in All Planning Policies for Iowa

This session was recorded at 11:30 a.m. on May 21, 2015.

Presenters:
Denise Attard Sacco, MPH, CHES, Public Health Consultant and Health Educator, Iowa
Len B. Novilla, MD, MPH, Associate Professor, Department of Health Science at Brigham Young University, Utah
John Peterson, PE, AICP, Community Development Director, City of Ankeny, Iowa
 
Our environment influences our health. Luckily, we have the power to change our environment. 

After viewing this webinar, participants will be able to
  • Discuss how urban planning intersects with public health and Health in All Policies.
  • Define Health in All Policies, and discuss it as a strategy for addressing health and equity issues that stem from the social determinants of health. Address the need for Health-in-All-Policies education for Iowa planners. 
  • Discuss the basics of conducting health impact assessments and health lens analyses as tools for implementing a "Health in All Planning Policies in Iowa" approach to public health and planning issues in Iowa. 
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Going Up: Using Elevator Speeches to Tell Your Tale Quickly and Effectively

This session was recorded at noon on February 19, 2015.

Presenter:
Rob Cline, Director of Marketing and Communications at University of Iowa's Hancher
 

In today's fast-paced world, cancer advocates must be able to make use of brief and often unplanned opportunities to make their cases and tell their stories. This webinar will help participants put together a short "elevator speech" promoting their cause.

After viewing this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Identify key components of an elevator speech.
  • Create an elevator speech that captures the importance and personal impact of a cause/organization.
  • Identify key points that could be used in an elevator speech about the Iowa Cancer Consortium. 
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Preventing Lung Cancer: Radon Education and Healthcare Providers

This session was recorded at noon on February 4, 2015. 

Presenters:
R. William Field, PhD, Professor of Occupational and Environmental Health, University of Iowa College of Public Health
Barcey Levy, MD, PhD, Professor of Family Medicine, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
 


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Radon is well documented as the second-leading cause of lung cancer after tobacco, and the leading cause among non-smokers. Radon is a naturally occurring, radioactive, colorless, and odorless gas produced from the decay of uranium found in the soil. Although radon is naturally occurring, increased concentrations can accumulate indoors by rising up through the soil and entering homes and buildings through openings including cracks in foundations, joints, service pipes and sump pits. This webinar will explore the issue of radon from a healthcare prospective and share best practices for how to incorporate radon education into a healthcare setting. 

After viewing this webinar, participants will be able to: 

  • Describe radon and exposure-associated health risks.
  • Explain the importance of home testing and mitigation. 
  • Recognize a need for healthcare providers to share radon information with patients, staff, and community members. 
  • Demonstrate strategies for incorporating radon education into the healthcare setting. 
 

 

View available recordings and slide decks from past series:

FY2014 Capacity-Building Series
FY2013 Capacity-Building Series
FY2012 Capacity-Building Series