Welcome Iowa Health Educator Association member,
What a beautiful time of year, the leaves are turning colors and the school semester is off and running! It has been a short while since the Iowa Health Educators Association (IHEA) conference. During the morning membership meeting we discussed some of the changes that are taking place for the IHEA.
Our goal for IHEA is to continue to increase membership and to increase communication with the IHEA members. To achieve this, the IHEA board members will be reaching out to potential members from all health disciplines, from all academic levels of health education. We would like to see more high school, health facility educators and 4-year (and beyond) health educators join us and reap the benefits to being an IHEA member!
Thank you for all you do for the future healthcare workforce in Iowa. Through collaboration and organization, we believe together we can make IHEA a platform for all of us to be better educators for our students and the communities we serve. Have a happy and healthy year!
Here is some information for the upcoming year.
The 2019 IHEA conference will start with a preconference focusing on simulation hosted by the Iowa Community College Simulation Committee to be held on June 26 and on Thursday and Friday, June 27-28, 2019 IHEA will host their annual conference.
The IHEA board is working on updating the IHEA by laws and updating the iowahealth.org website to make it user friendly.
Capitol Day: Community College Day at the Capitol March 5, 2019 from 9:00 to 3:00 in the West and South wings of the Rotunda.
HOSA Iowa HOSA's Board of Directors recently hired Dawn Fichter as the Executive Director. Dawn has created a user-friendly website, www.IowaHOSA.org, a redesigned and updated constitution and additional programming support for local chapter advisors.
HOSA Fall Leadership Conference will be held on October 14-15, 2018 at the Courtyard by Marriott in Ankeny. This educational conference will give students the opportunity to learn more about health education and the 2018-2019 competitive events and curriculum updates for the Spring Conference held on March 17-19, 2019 in the Des Moines area.
Iowa delegates can advance to the International Leadership Conference held on June 19-22, 2019 in Orlando, Florida. This conference offers students the opportunity to showcase their skills by competing with students across the United States. Students also have the opportunity to attend Educational Symposium workshops and network with students with similar career goals, and much more.
The IHEA Board Members