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IPA Goes Local

IPA Goes local   

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. 

2018 Schedule

Click the links below for location, RSVP and full CPE and CME information (as available). 
March 27, 2018
Dubuque Area Pharmacy Association
April 3, 2018 Central Iowa Pharmacy Association (Des Moines)
April 12, 2018 Black Hawk/Bremer Co Pharmacy Association (Waterloo)
May 10, 2018
North Iowa Pharmacy, Inc. (Mason City)
May 24, 2018
Quad Cities Pharmacy Association (Davenport)
August 30, 2018
Southwest Iowa Pharmacists Association (Council Bluffs)
September 20, 2018
Johnson County Pharmacy Association (Iowa City)
October 2018
Northwest Iowa Pharmacy Association (Spencer)