About the Academy

The Iowa Public Health Leadership Academy provides training and education to Iowa Board of Health and Board of Supervisors with an overarching goal of increasing public health knowledge to better protect and improve the health of Iowans. The academy is a a collaboration of the University of Iowa College of Public Health and the Iowa Department of Public Health.

The Academy’s inaugural year occurred from November 2019-July 2020. The second year spanned from May-August 2021, and is currently in its third year, with sessions scheduled for January-April 2022.

Planning Committee

The planning committee served an important role in designing and developing Year 1 of the Public Health Leadership Academy. We would like to thank the following individuals for their time, talent and expertise in guiding the Academy:

Diane Anderson

Erin Barkema

Heather Bombei

Mark Campbell

Becky Nowachek

Kathy Preston

Patty Ritchie

Marisa Roseberry

Hannah Shultz

Erin Taber

Laurie Walkner

Jes Wegner


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