One Iowa is a statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) organization preserving and advancing equality for LGBTQ individuals through grassroots efforts, advocacy, and education.

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One Iowa’s 6th Annual LGBTQ Health & Wellness Conference

Saturday, February 24
Des Moines University Student Education Center
3300 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50312

This conference is aimed at addressing the health inequities and disparities LGBTQ Iowans continue to experience in our state. Health care professionals and community members alike gather to hear from key experts, participate in interactive workshops, and collaborate and connect with one another. Attendees will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to cultivate safe and welcoming health care environments for LGBTQ Iowans throughout the state.

Click here to register:
$25 for community members
$50 for providers (providers will receive a certificate to apply for Tier 2 CEU hours)

Our keynote speaker this year is Regina R. Washington, DrPH. Dr. Washington is the Director of LGBT HealthLink, a program of CenterLink: The Community of LGBT Centers, working toward eliminating health disparities within LGBT communities as it relates to tobacco use and cancer. She has over 15 years of combined experience in community, governmental, and academic institutional leadership related to strategic planning, program/policy development, implementation, and evaluation.

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One Iowa NORTH

One Iowa NORTH is a regional affiliate located in Mason City. One Iowa NORTH focuses on the needs of LGBTQ people in northern Iowa, their families, and allies to provide education and support.

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