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IOWWA Annual Conference

IOWWA 22nd ANNUAL CONFERENCE, January 8 - 9, 2020

Pre-Conference, Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Doubletree by Hilton Cedar Rapids Convention Complex
350 First Avenue NE, Cedar Rapids IA

Iowa Well Water Association

Annual Conference Registration Open 


To Register

11 hrs CEUs

January 30 -  31, 2020

Prairie Meadows ~ Altoona, Iowa

Onsite Wasterwater Training Center of Iowa

Time of Transfer Workshop

Schedule of workshops

2020 Public Health Day on the Hill - Iowa State Capitol

Feb 10, 2020


Please join Iowa's public health community as we connect with Iowa legislators on critical public health issues.

We will have a pre-event from 12:00 - 2:00 pm at the Iowa Department of Public Health Office (321 E. 12th St.) 5th floor conference room, side 1. The Day on the Hill will begin at 2:00 pm at the Iowa State Capitol.

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image: Indoor Air Quality Tools for Schools Program

Let EPA’s webinars on IAQ management in schools put a spring in your step this spring break!

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Explore the Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Master Class Professional Training Webinar Series and the IAQ Knowledge-to-Action Professional Training Webinar Series this spring and learn some helpful IAQ tips!

Below are a few webinars to get you started:

IAQ Master Class Webinar on Effective Cleaning and Maintenance
Clean Bill of Health: How Effective Cleaning and Maintenance Can Improve Health Outcomes in Your School
Learn how to explain the benefits of proper cleaning and maintenance on student, staff and building health and performance and how to establish cleaning and maintenance training programs.

IAQ Master Class Webinar on Mold and Moisture in Schools
Mold and Moisture: Double Trouble for Schools
Brush up on effective strategies for responding quickly to moisture problems in schools.

IAQ Knowledge-to-Action Webinar on Green Cleaning for Improved Health
Green Cleaning for Improved Health: The Return on Investment of Green Cleaning in Schools
Discover how to incorporate evidence-based green cleaning techniques into a system for achieving a healthy indoor environment.

IAQ Knowledge-to-Action Webinar on Mold, Moisture and Funding
Mold, Moisture and Money: How to Secure Funding to Address and Prevent IAQ Issues
Explore methods to help secure sustainable funding for IAQ and moisture management and maximize return on investment.

Are there any others you may have missed?

View other webinars in the two IAQ Professional Training Webinar Series:

The IAQ Master Class Professional Training Webinar Series comprises ten 1-hour technical, Web-based trainings that focus on building the capacity of a school or school district to start, improve or sustain an IAQ program. Each webinar includes featured speakers and technical experts and shows examples of EPA guidance being used in schools and school districts.

The ongoing IAQ Knowledge-to-Action Professional Training Webinar Series comprises several 1-hour technical, core-competency, Web-based trainings that demonstrate how the knowledge gained in the IAQ Master Class Professional Training Webinar Series can be translated into actions that improve or sustain an IAQ management program within your school or school district.


Safe Water Program Improvement e-Learning Series (SWPI)

The information below provides details on how to obtain free and flexible web based training that pertains to private water supplies.  This series includes topics that can be beneficial to your private drinking water program - regardless of size. 

The topics include -

  • 101 – Introduction: The 10 Essential Environmental Public Health Services and Unregulated Drinking Water Programs
  • 102 – Assessment: Monitor Health
  • 103 – Assessment: Diagnose and Investigate
  • 104 – Policy Development: Inform, Educate, Empower, and Mobilize
  • 105 – Policy Development: Policies and Plans
  • 106 – Assurance: Laws and Regulations
  • 107 – Assurance: Linking People to Services
  • 108 – Assurance: Assuring a Competent Workforce
  • 109 – Assurance: Evaluation and Research


Featured Course Bundle: Environmental Public Health Online Courses (EPHOC)

Environmental Public Health Online Courses (EPHOC) is a comprehensive package of courses for environmental public health practitioners. The 15 courses are taught by experts in their field and include information on various roles and responsibilities of environmental public health staff. Target audiences include: new-hire environmental public health professionals; individuals preparing for a state or national credential exam; environmental health and other students; and environmental public health professionals wanting to improve their technical knowledge. Additional information on EPHOC is available at

This bundle of courses is designed to be used as a study guide for the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) exam. 

Note: At this time there isn't an official certificate awarded for completing all 15 courses. 

E001: General Environmental Health 3 hours
E002: Statutes and Regulations 3 hours
E003: Food Protection 4 hours
E004: Potable Water 6 hours 
E005: Wastewater 4 hours
E006: Solid and Hazardous Materials 3 hours
E007: Hazardous Materials 1 hour
E008: Zoonoses, Vectors, Pests and Weeds 4 hours
E009: Radiation Protection
2 hours
E010: Occupational Safety and Health
1 hour
E011: Air Quality and Environmental Noise 2 hours
E012: Housing Sanitation and Safety 3 hours
E013: Institutions and Licensed Establishments 3 hours
E014: Swimming Pools and Recreational Facilities 3 hours
E015: Disaster Sanitation 5 hours

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Local Environmental Health Update

I am pleased to announce that the Environmental Health Training in Emergency Response (EHTER) Awareness Level course is now available as an independent-study, online course through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Independent-Study Web site! This course was made possible through a partnership between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), FEMA’s Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP), and FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute (EMI).


To access the course, please visit:


IS-305: Environmental Health Training in Emergency Response (EHTER) Awareness Level


For more information about this and other EHTER training opportunities, please visit


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Martin A. Kalis 
Public Health Advisor 
Environmental Health Services Branch 
Division of Emergency & Environmental Health Services 
National Center for Environmental Health 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 
4770 Buford Highway, NE, Mailstop F-58 
Atlanta, GA 30341 
770.488.4568 (office)  
770.488.7310 (fax) 
Please also visit our EH Web site at 

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