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
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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


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

                                                                        Director, Division of Public Health

                                                                        Child Health Specialty Clinics



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