Data to Action: Substance Use and Recovery among Iowa Families

Betsy Richey, Iowa Department of Public Health, Cassandra Dorius, Iowa State University, and Shawn Dorius, Iowa State University

Session Description
A review of Integrated care a holistic approach to substance abuse treatment and how to utilize an integrated care program that provides both medical and behavioral health services to individuals.


  1. Describe what Iowa parents say about their drug use
  2. Explain how Design Thinking can help translate data into action
  3. Discuss how IDPH is taking this information to strengthen recovery options throughout the state

Continuing Education
Des Moines University is Iowa Board of Nursing approved provider #112. This live activity has been reviewed and approved for 1.25 continuing education contact hour(s). Nurses must attend the entire session within each day to receive credit. Partial session credit is prohibited and will be forfeited.

Approved by the Iowa Board of Certification for 1 hour – Alcohol & Drug Specific.