Start Date: 4/12/2018 6:00 PM CDT
End Date: 4/12/2018 8:00 PM CDT
Event Website: http://www.iarx.org/goeslocal
IPA Goes Local is a partnership between IPA and Iowa’s regional pharmacy associations to bring a live CPE program to locations across the state and see what our members are doing on a local level.
IPA Goes Local 2018: Understanding Mental Health Care Access in Iowa
Despite a high prevalence of mental health and substance use issues, Iowa is the 3rd lowest state in overall mental health care rankings for adults. Iowa ranks particularly low in access to care, mental health workforce availability, patients that did not receive treatment, and patients with unmet needs.
For the 2018 IPA Goes Local program, IPA is partnering with the Iowa Behavioral Health Association (IBHA) to present a team-based approach to caring for patients with mental health conditions through education, prevention, treatment, and advocacy. Attendees will then discuss local strategies and ways to collaborate to improve mental health care in Iowa.
Mental Health First Aid Courses
In conjunction with each Goes Local event, IPA will also hold Mental Health First Aid courses. These 8-hour courses teach you how to help someone who may be experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge. The training helps you identify, understand and respond to signs of addictions and mental illnesses.
Watch communications from IPA and your local pharmacy association for times, dates, locations and registration.