About Iowa Chronic Care Consortium

The Iowa Chronic Care Consortium is a voluntary collaboration of public, private, academic and government organizations whose purpose is to develop capacity throughout Iowa to effectively manage the most prevalent chronic diseases affecting Iowans.

Through effective health promotion and chronic care management strategies, ICCC strives to improve the health and productivity of individuals where they live and work. ICCC is a not-for-profit partnership founded by Des Moines University, Iowa Farm Bureau Federation, Iowa Health System, Mercy Health Network, and Iowa United Auto workers.

Our Vision

Health and productivity for all through access to wellness, self-management and risk reduction strategies that reduce the burden of chronic disease.

Our Mission

Build capacity with others to bring effective, personalized health improvement and chronic care strategies to individuals where they live.

Our Valued Outcomes

  • Reclaimed responsibility for one’s own health status
  • Higher health literacy for all
  • Self-management skills for improved health and well-being
  • Evidence-based care as a promised standard
  • Improved patient functionality/quality of life
  • Increased personal productivity
  • Reduced/avoided unnecessary costs of health care
  • Enhanced clinical effectiveness
  • Improved patient satisfaction
  • Improved health status and reduced health risk for all individuals

Our Guiding Strategies

  1. Active, informed self-management as priority for all health care
  2. Assessment with active health coaching as best practice to achieve behavioral change and establish self-management skills
  3. Engage partners, individuals and our own organizations in an “all teach, all learn” environment to improve population health outcomes
  4. Focus capacity building upon small tests of large change
  5. Develop sustainable models from the outset
  6. Exhibit discipline to remove the old as we add the new
  7. Celebrate simplicity and expect accountability
  8. Validate efficacy


Clinical Health Coach Training Online Program

Individuals with chronic conditions drive 80% of the total cost of healthcare today. Better health behaviors, more patient accountability and higher levels of self-care are proven to reduce progression of those conditions, ER visits and hospitalizations. Herein lies the opportunity for health coaching.

The Clinical Health Coach online training program is designed for healthcare professionals and organizations that seek to improve health outcomes of their patients by actively engaging them in self-management support and providing true patient-centered care.

For more information, please go to: https://clinicalhealthcoach.com/


Community Health Worker Professional Skills Training Course

Community Health Workers (CHWs) are one of the fastest growing components of the healthcare workforce. CHWs provide an effective strategy to connect underserved individuals in a community to healthcare resources – providers and other neighborhood healthcare services – to lift the health status of their populations.

CHW Professional Skills Training is developed to address the unique needs for training Community Health Workers for Iowa. 

For more information, please go to: http://iowaccc.com/community-health-worker-professional-skills-training/