What is the Iowa Community HUB?

CHPcommunity is a local nonprofit organization managing the Iowa Community HUB that is made up of a network of partners coming together to support evidence-based health promotion programs and services in Iowa.


What is the Iowa Community HUB?

The Iowa Community HUB (HUB) is a nonprofit community care hub (CCH) working with network partners to connect Iowans with meaningful evidence-based programs with a focus on reducing health disparities for priority populations experiencing greater obstacles to health.

 A CCH supports their network through centralizing administrative functions and operational infrastructure. CCHs provide the needed infrastructure for CBOs within the network to expand and sustain their programming and participate in contracting with healthcare organizations. A CCH has trusted relationships with and understands the capacities of the CBOs and health care organizations in their network and fosters cross-sector collaborations best capable to address a spectrum of health-related social needs. A CCH operationalizes lived experience keeping at-risk populations from falling through the cracks.

Clinic to Community Partnerships

The HUB provides healthcare partners a system to extend beyond the walls of the clinic for community integration, making community-clinical linkages integral to promoting health and reducing disease and disability.  

Health Equity Priority

Much of the gap between the level of healthcare spending and positive health outcomes can be attributed to our difficulty identifying and serving at-risk populations. The HUB builds a network of partners for community-based solutions to advance health equity by making it a shared vision and value.

Community Engagement and Inclusion

The HUB has built community task forces around Falls Prevention, “Eat Well” (nutrition), “Move More” (physical activity) and “Feel Better” (mental health) focus areas made up of over 60+ organizations across multiple industries and sectors and a community engagement model that reaches into the neighborhoods and includes people with disabilities.

Support for Evidence-based Programs

An evidence-based approach to chronic disease prevention and control can significantly reduce the burden of chronic diseases. They are based on research and provide documented health benefits, so individuals can be confident they work. 

HUB Navigation

Our HUB Navigators are key to addressing barriers in accessing evidence-based health promotion programs and services.  HUB Navigators function to elevate the voices of people from at-risk populations and help build effective partnerships between communities and health care organizations to better serve individuals with complex social needs.

Sustainable Framework to Advance Health Initiatives

The HUB joins community partners in bringing a sustainability framework to local, regional, and statewide health initiatives that address important health issues facing our communities.   



Iowa Community HUB Information

Iowa Community HUB
Join HUB Advisory Group
HUB DEI Advisory Task Force
Data Safety and Monitoring Board
Implementation & Translational Research Subcommittee
Community Care Hub Subcommittee
ISU Translational Research Partner

Using translational science as a foundation for the HUB supports community-based organizations across the state with the delivery of EBPs at a scale needed to impact public health.  It also has the potential to allow researchers to study implementation processes and program sustainability so that continual optimization and enhanced implementation of EBPs through the HUB occurs. The ISU U-TuRN team leads our translational research efforts.

Become an Umbrella HUB DPP Subsidiary

A HUB subsidiary organization can share the HUB’s CDC recognition status; operate as one Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP) supplier; receive reporting, claims, and administrative support; and pursue sustainability to achieve scale. Healthcare payers benefit by gaining access to a network of CDC-recognized organizations through a single contract with the HUB, rather than having to execute discrete contracts with multiple CDC-recognized organizations.

Our Team

Trina Radske-Suchan
Trina Radske-Suchan, PT, CSCS


Renee Allard, BA

HUB Administrator

Adria Huseth
Adria Huseth, RD, LD, CPT

Nutrition and Wellness Coordinator

Rita Chulu
Rita Chulu

HUB Navigator

Jocelyn Kroef

HUB Navigator

Lisa RN

HUB Navigator

Mary LaBarre
Mary LaBarre, PT, DPT, ATRIC

Health Coach - Medical Speciality

Our Board of Directors

Thank you for your leadership!

Kari Sullivan
Kari Sullivan


Jennifer Groos
Dr. Jen Groos

Clinical Advisor

Sheila Treu
Sheila Treu

Board Member

Sarah Wigen
Sarah Wigen

Board Member

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