Update on Health Care Reform

Des Moines, IA US
February 17, 2011

The Affordable Care Act was signed by President Obama on March 23, 2010. This Act has been controversial from its infancy, and was created to provide affordable health care in the United States. This Act is important to understand in regards to future health care needs for all Americans. The Update on Health Care Reform program will allow more insight from an elite expert panel that will educate and inform the audience about this issue.

Target Audience

Des Moines University and Drake University faculty, staff and students are invited. Attendees will be exposed to an elite set of healthcare professionals assisting with the decision making of health care and public health policy. Their insight and knowledge will assist the attendees of the program to be equipped with accurate information to make better informed decisions in regards to health care reform and their lives.


  1. Recognize how health care reform affects various aspects of public health in Iowa and the United States.
  2. Identify how health care reform fosters health promotion and prevention.
  3. Recognize how health care reform impacts public health infrastructure and the future roles of the public health workforce.
  4. Identify how health care reform impacts the legal and regulatory roles of public health.
  5. Discuss the impact of health care reform in public health which allows for better visualization in future public health endeavors. 


5 pm Registration
5:20 pmWelcome
Carla Stebbins, PhD, Director of DMU’s Healthcare Administration Program
5:30 pmWhat are the Public Health Effects at the State and Local Level of Federal and State
Health Care Reform?

Jack Hatch, Iowa Senate
5:45 pmHow Does Health Care Reform Foster Health Promotion and Prevention?
Mary Mincer Hansen, PhD, RN, Director of DMU’s Public Health Program
6 pmHow Does the Health Care Reform Impact Public Health Infrastructure and the Future
Roles of the Public Health Workforce?

Anne Kinzel, MA, JD, Commission Coordinator, Iowa Legislative Health Care
Coverage Commission
6:15 pmHow Does Health Care Reform Impact the Legal/Regulatory Role of Public Health?
Eric Nemmers, MHA, JD, DMU Guest Lecturer
6:30 pmQuestion and Answer Session
7 pmAdjourn


Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 AOA Category 1­B
  • 1.50 CE Contact Hour(s)
  • 1.80 IBON
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
02/17/2011 - 5:30pm CST
Event ends: 
02/17/2011 - 7:00pm CST
Des Moines University
3200 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50312
United States

Available Credit

  • 1.50 AOA Category 1­B
  • 1.50 CE Contact Hour(s)
  • 1.80 IBON


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