BLN Community Forums

Since 2013, the Business Leadership Network has hosted community forums, taking College of Public Health faculty and students on the road to engage participants in public health related conversations that lead to new collaborations.

Forums draw a cross-section of business owners and managers, economic development leaders, public health officials and health care providers, local elected officials, a variety of agency and organization representatives, and the general public.

Check out this video and read summaries below of past events to learn more about the community forums.

Fall 2024 Community Forum

Details on a community forum to be held this fall, will be forthcoming.

Summaries of Past Forum discussions

Forum Topics have included:

  • Aging Populations and the Workforce
  • Agricultural Health and Safety
  • Building a Healthy Community
  • Community and Behavioral Health
  • Community Health and Wellness
  • Cyber-bullying in Schools and the Workplace
  • Health Systems and Population Health
  • Healthcare Policy and Impacts of Reform
  • Immunizations as a Community Health Issue
  • Local County Health Assessment
  • Substance Use Issues in Community Health
  • Sustaining the Health & Wellness of the Community
  • Using Data – Know What Works
  • Women’s Health Issues
  • Workplace Health and Safety
  • Youth and Adolescents

Learn more about the Business Leadership Network.

Business Leadership Network community forum in Ottumwa, April 2017.

Business Leadership Network community forum in Mason City, November 2016.
Business Leadership Network community forum in Oelwein, December 2017.