Population Health: Finding Common Ground to Create Positive Change

Creating a shared vision of what population health is and how successful partnerships are making positive changes throughout communities is the focus of this year's Colloquium.

Objectives for Colloquium

By the end of the program, attendees will be able to:

  • Recognize the gaps between how population health is defined and used by healthcare and public health professionals;
  • Identify opportunities for building collaborative partnerships between public health and health care to solve a population health issue;
  • Describe principles and common elements that lead to successful and sustainable work together;
  • Utilize tools and examples of successful partnerships to improve population health in your community.


Target Audience

Public health and health care practitioners, health systems administrators, and payers interested in learning and sharing opportunities to improve relationships that impact population health.



Welcome & Iowa Public Health Heroes Award

Tanya Uden-Holman, PhD
Director, Midwestern Public Health Training Center and
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Christopher Atchison, MPA
Director, Institute for Public Health Practice
and Associate Dean for Public Health Practice

Population Health and Public Health 3.0: Looking Towards the Future

Don W. Bradley, MD, MHS,-CL
Director, Practical Playbook
Associate Consulting Professor, Department of Community and Family Medicine
Duke University

Perspectives from the Iowa Department of Public Health

Gerd Clabaugh, MPA
Director, Iowa Department of Public Health

Panel – Population Health in Action

Moderator: Gerd Clabaugh


  • Tom Bowman, MBA, CMPE
         CEO, Community Health Care, Inc.
  • Nicole Carkner, MBA
         Executive Director, Quad City Health Initiative
  • Ed Rivers, MPH
         Director, Scott County Health Department
  • Angela Kroeze-Visser, MPH
         Community Health Planner
         Community Health Partners of Sioux County
  • Kim Westerholm, BSN, MA
         Director Children and Family Services
         Community Health Partners of Sioux County

Closing Comments

Tanya Uden-Holman, PhD


Sponsored by

  • Institute for Public Health Practice
  • Iowa Counties Public Health Association
  • Iowa Department of Public Health
  • Iowa Primary Care Association
  • Iowa Public Health Association
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • University of Iowa College of Public Health
  • Midwestern Public Health Training Center
  • In Collaboration with the University of Iowa College of Nursing


Endorsed by

Healthiest State Initiative

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