BLN Community Forums

Business Leadership Network community forum in Ottumwa, April 2017.Since 2013, the Business Leadership Network has hosted 25 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.

Spring 2021 Webinar

A Shot at a Safer Workplace: Employee COVID-19 Vaccinations to Keep Your Business Healthy
Tuesday, May 11, 2021, 3:30-4:30pm

Join us for a webinar presentation for employers to learn about ways to encourage and support employees in getting the vaccine in order to keep them healthy and business running smoothly. See what other Iowa businesses are doing and ask medical and public health experts questions you may have about the vaccine. Register here to attend the webinar.

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.