Barbara Khal, MA

Iowa's University Center for Excellence on Disabilities
Center for Disabilities and Development
100 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, IA 52242-1011
 
Phone: 319-353-6917
Email: barbara-khal@uowa.edu
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Last Updated: January 07, 2014

Barbara Khal
 

Specialty Resource Contacts: Training Director for Title V,
Director for the Public Health Division of Child Health Specialty Clinics (CHSC)
 
Discipline(s): Social Work
Title V
 
AUCD Council Membership: No Council Membership
 
Research: Social Determinants of Health
Education: Systems of Care for cyshcn; Science of Improvement/Quality improvement methodology
Service: Care coordination for cyshcn; early intervention; family support; early hearing detection and intervention

Vita/Bio

NAME: Khal, Barbara J.                              POSITION TITLE:  Program Consultant

                                                                        Director, Division of Public Health

                                                                        Child Health Specialty Clinics

 

EDUCATION/TRAINING:

University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA                 B.S.                 1972                Special Education

University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA                 M.A.               1998                Instructional Design

                                                                                                                        And Technology

 

A.  Positions and Honors.

Positions and Employment

1987-present    Child Health Specialty Clinics (Iowa's Title V Program for cyshcn)

                        Director, Public Health Division - (July 2009 - Present)

                        Program Consultant and Co-Director Policy and Planning Unit (July 1997-June 2009)

                        Program Assistant (July 1992 - June 1997)

                        Administrative Assistant (October 1987 - June 1992)

Key Roles on Grants and Special Projects

2009-present    Project Director - Iowa Family to Family Health Information Center and Family 360 grants

2005-present    Project Director - Iowa Early Hearing Detection & Intervention Grants

2002-present    Training Facilitator for Title V, Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Project

2009-2010       Iowa Health System Improvement Advisory certification

1996-2009       Technical Consultant/CHSC Liaison to Early ACCESS (Part C)

2007-2009       Iowa Positive Behavior Supports State Advisory Council

2002-2004       Director, Creston Behavioral Health Program Pilot Project and Magellan Telehealth Project

1996-2001       Iowa Child Development Coordinating Council

1996-2001       Co-principal Investigator for State Systems Development Grant: Iowa Children and Families: A
1994-2000       Co-Chair Annual Iowa Maternal and Child Health Conferences

1992-2000       Director, Children with Special Health Care Needs Child Care Inclusion Project

1992-1996       Community ACCESS to Child Health Projects (CATCH/American Academy of Pediatrics)

1992-1996       Early Care and Education State Advisory Group

 

 

 

Current Selected Appointments and Professional Memberships:

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs

Iowa Public Health Association

Iowa Maternal and Child Health Advisory Council

Part C IDEA - Signatory Partner Workgroups

Early Hearing Detection and Intervention - State Advisory Group

Center for Disabilities and Development - Community Programs Advisory Group

National Improvement in Child Health Quality (NICHQ) state team

Major Professional Interest(s):

Title V programs for children with special health care needs

Early intervention services for children birth to three (Part C)

Newborn hearing screening and follow-up

Inclusive communities for children and youth with special health care needs

Quality Improvement, data driven principles and policy development

Instructional technology and organizational development in public health programs