IRHA Health Equity Project: Health Determinants Rural Learning Collaborative

The Iowa Rural Health Association (IRHA) was selected by the Division of Public Health/Iowa Health and Human Services to participate in the Initiative to Address COVID- 19 Health Disparities. IRHA solicited applications from rural communities and organizations who had projects focused on health equity. From these applications, four communities were... Read More →

IRHA Grant Program Seeks Applicants from Rural Communities

Iowa Rural Health Association Community Health Improvement Application   Announcement Date- June 30, 2022                   Application Deadline- July 31, 2022   Contact:          Bill Menner 641-990-4757   Iowa Rural Health Association (IRHA) is a non-profit, 501c3 established to advocate for access to rural health, health care and healthy communities. Its mission... Read More →

IRHA Government Affairs Weekly Updates Now Posted

The Iowa Rural Health Association website now includes the weekly legislative updates from our government affairs team of Kate Walton and Matt Eide.  Kate and Matt are IRHA’s eyes and ears at the Iowa State Capitol and are keeping informed the association board of issues and opportunities. You can see... Read More →

Jerry Karbeling Award Presented to Ed Friedmann, PA-C

For Immediate Release October 28, 2020   Rural Health Association Honors Redfield Medical Provider Ed Friedmann Recognized as Annual Rural Health Champion  GRINNELL, IOWA – The Iowa Rural Health Association (IRHA) has bestowed its annual Jerry Karbeling Award for contributions to rural health care to Ed Friedmann, PA-C, of the... Read More →

IRHA Annual Meeting Registration Deadline Looms

Register by Oct 9 for pre-conference goodie packet! Save the Date: October 26-27, 2020 Iowa’s premier conference on community health and rural healthcare has arrived. The Iowa Primary Care Association, Iowa Rural Health Association, Iowa Chronic Care Consortium, and Iowa Association of Rural Health Clinics are excited to announce the... Read More →

Nominations Open for Annual Rural Health Leader Award

The Iowa Rural Health Association has opened nominations for the annual Jerry Karbeling Award which honors individuals making a tremendous contribution to rural health in Iowa.  The nomination form can be found here. History: Jerry Karbeling was a member of the Iowa Rural Health Association and served on the Board... Read More →