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Iowa leads nation in rural HIV Prevention with launch of TelePrEP Program
June 15, 2017   |   News

Iowa is now a national leader in rural HIV and sexually transmitted infection (STI) prevention, with the launch of TelePrEP, an innovative telehealth program. PrEP — Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis — refers to a daily medication regimen which prevents human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections for those without HIV who are at risk of contracting the virus. The...

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Community ID Project Increases Access to Healthcare in Johnson County Iowa
April 28, 2017   |   Blog, Events, Healthcare Trends & Research

One of our core values at The Signal Center is to increase health equality across Iowa and beyond. Our staff recently presented on a new policy that will help to increase access to health care statewide. The Iowa Governor’s Conference on Public Health, April 11-12, in Des Moines, Iowa. Alongside representatives from the University of...

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Mario Gutierez Future of Healthcare

We sat down to talk about the future of healthcare with Mario Gutierrez, who serves as the Executive Director of the Center for Connected Health Policy (CCHP). Last year, Gutierrez participated in a panel with TSC Director Pamela Villacorta at the Governor’s Conference on Aging and Disabilities. We asked him about his perspective on the...

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Expanding Healthcare in Rural Iowa through USDA Distance Learning and Telemedicine with the University of Iowa Health Care and The Signal Center for Health Innovation.
March 10, 2017   |   Telemedicine

Rural communities are the heart of Iowa. Yet they continue to face challenges in healthcare–such as a rapidly aging population and physician shortages–that often require patients to travel considerable distances for specialty care. What if patients in Iowa communities could receive the specialty care they need at their local clinic? The US Department of Agriculture,...

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