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Advocacy

IHA effectively represents hospitals' public policy interests that maintain quality health services for Iowa communities.

Use the menu on the left for IHA Advocacy resources and information.

Be an advocate

Hospital advocates help keep health care a priority with state and federal legislators. It's easy to become an Iowa hospital grassroots advocate and join the IHA Hospital Action Network. Click here to sign up or act on an issue. And visit the IHA blog, CareforIowa.org, for more information, news and insight about issues affecting access to high-quality, safe and affordable health care, and to celebrate those who work to provide that care.

IHA advocacy events

To enhance the advocacy efforts of Iowa hospital leaders at the Statehouse, IHA hosts Hospital Day on the Hill.

The day includes a speaker and a review IHA's legislative agenda and talking points before advocates meet with legislators at the Capitol.

Following discussions at the Capitol, attendees are encouraged to attend the popular Legislative Reception at the IHA Conference Center. This is an opportunity for hospital advocates to discuss issues with their legislators in a more casual environment.

Registration for Hospital Day on the Hill and the Legislative Reception will be available later this year. Questions can be directed to Craig Borchard at IHA.

Stay informed

The Legislative Bulletin is IHA's weekly roundup of Statehouse news and information during the session. The Legislative Bulletin-Interim Edition is IHA's monthly newsletter to keep hospital and health care leaders up to date on IHA and legislative activity during the interim. Click here to access the newsletter archive to stay informed and follow state issues and legislation affecting your hospital.

Where we stand: legislative summary

Learn about the issues IHA focused on during the 2020 session of the Iowa Legislature. The IHA Legislative Summary provides a review of the bills followed by IHA during the session, what was passed and work being done in the interim. The 2021 IHA Legislative Agenda and position papers will be released later this summer. These resources provide background and IHA's position on each issue. These documents are carefully drafted by the IHA board of officers and trustees with member input.