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June 2020 Newsletter

Hello IARHC members,

I hope this newsletter finds you safe and well. I returned from parental leave earlier this month and am excited to be back! Below you will find a link to the 2020 legislative review, a couple of timely articles and resources.
Thank you,
Emily Vogt
Legislative Updates

2020 Legislative Review
Legislative leaders had hoped for a quick, apolitical end to the legislative session when they reconvened on after a 78-day pause in the middle of the 100-day legislative session (March 17-June 2). It was messy, politically charged, and full of emotional outbursts that had the presiding officer in the Senate call for a "time out." One legislator kicked his chair across the room; numerous legislators from all angles of the political spectrum were called to "the well" (the desks where the presiding officers and staff sit), where leaders mediate floor debates that get too personal or break rules of decorum. The number of last-minute things pushed through and surprise language in budgets left no chance for a non-partisan end to the session. To read the full review, click here.

HCV Echo

Join the HCV ECHO:
  • Learn how to treat HCV
  • Get no cost CME credit
  • Meet Iowa Medicaid prescribing requirements to allow PCPs to treat HCV patients
90-minute sessions every 3rd Tuesday of the month from 11:45 am – 11:15 pm, through December 15, 2020. See attached flyer for more information.

Articles and Updates

The Most Costly Chronic Medical Condition in America: Experts Talk About the Rural Aspects of Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias
by Kay Miller Temple, MD
It is the most costly of chronic medical conditions. Described by some as "hidden" conditions, experts talk about the complex needs of rural Americans with Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias and their caregivers. To read more, click here.
Drug Education and Cessation Programs Help Teens Avoid or Quit Vaping
An article in the Rural Monitor highlights programs across the country that are educating rural teens on the dangers of vaping and helping them to quit. To read more, click here.
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