EPSDT Newsletter

EPSDT "Care for Kids"

Beneficial Telehealth Tips

Check out the Winter 2021 issue of the Iowa EPSDT Care for Kids newsletter! The lead article, “Telehealth Tips that Benefit the Provider and Patient,” focuses on using several evidence-based communication strategies to provide effective communication during a telehealth visit. Written by Kelly Skelly, MD, Clinical Associate Professor, Division of Family Medicine, University of Iowa Hospital & Clinics, and Marcy E. Rosenbaum, PhD, Professor of  Family Medicine, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, the article also looks at stages of the visit, starting with pre-visit preparation and finishing with tips for ending the visit.

Also in this issue, as COVID-19 continues to disproportionally affect minority communities, Emad Abou-Arab, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, shares principles that can affect a provider's ability to interact with patients in a culturally liberated manner in his article, “Factors Contributing to Health Care Disparity.”

Download the Winter 2021 issue.

Publication Schedule

Iowa's EPSDT program publishes its "Care for Kids" newsletter three times a year, as a collaborative effort of the:

  • Iowa Department of Human Services
  • Iowa Department of Public Health
  • Iowa Prevention of Disabilities Policy Council
  • Center for Disabilities and Development at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

Iowa EPSDT will continue to print and mail the newsletter, and a new electronic version will be available by email soon. Use the sign-up form at the bottom of this page to subscribe.

Reprint Policy

You are welcome to print out and share copies of the EPSDT newsletter or material from the newsletter with others. If you wish to reprint newsletter material in another publication, whether print or electronic, please get in touch with Michelle Johnston at michelle-johnston@uiowa.edu for permission.

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Click on the links below to access a printable copy of any of the available issues. For questions or for more information about newsletter articles, please get in touch with Michelle Johnston at michelle-johnston@uiowa.edu.


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Staff & Editorial Board

Newsletter Staff

  • Executive Editor: Temitope Awelewa, MBChB, MPH
  • Production Editor: Lesly Huffman
  • Graphics Editor: Leigh Bradford
  • Webmaster: Meredith Field

Editorial Board

  • Elizabeth Cramer, MD
  • Bridget Konz
  • Anna Ruggle

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Iowa EPSDT is developing an electronic version of the Care for Kids newsletter to be delivered by email. We will continue to print and mail the hard copy version three times a year.

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