The University of Iowa College of Public Health has a new Business Leadership Network coordinator, Tara McKee. The Business Leadership Network (BLN) fosters ongoing, mutually beneficial relationships between the UI College of Public Health and small and medium-sized businesses and communities in Iowa. Through these relationships the College hopes to engage and collaborate with communities in development of cutting-edge, high impact public health research, enhance educational program with service learning opportunities within businesses, and encourage creating the culture of health throughout communities.
This past spring, the BLN hosted community forums in Creston and Carroll. Community members, along with the College of Public Health Dean and faculty, participated in meaningful discussions about public health issues. This document summarizes the presentations and conversations at both events: http://www.public-health.uiowa.edu/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/BLN-Forum-Summary-Creston-Carroll-Spring-2015.pdf
The College of Public Health’s Healthier Workforce Center recently announced the creation of Total Worker Health video series. This is a free video series for employers to learn about evidence-based resources to improve their employees’ safety and health. The announcement features a quote from Charles City BLN steering committee member, Gerald Edgar: http://us6.campaign-archive1.com/?u=e566ceadd7906f250f5d18ab5&id=0b6d70313e&e=40b23fdef4.