William Appelgate, PhD
As Executive Director of ICCC, Dr. Bill Appelgate has provided leadership and guidance in the areas of chronic disease management, population health, clinical health coaching, health risk assessments, health policy, prevention, population health program evaluation, health promotion and healthy aging.
Under his leadership ICCC has led Medicaid programs, health systems and employer groups in deploying statewide chronic disease programs in heart failure and diabetes as well as population health and wellness programs. He was also actively involved in the development of chronic health care cost reduction strategies within recently enacted health care reform legislation.
Dr. Appelgate speaks nationally on the topics of chronic disease management, population health management and health policy. He has recently addressed organizations such as the American Telemedicine Association, the Care Continuum Alliance (formerly the Disease Management Association of America or DMAA), the Center for Telehealth and E-Health Law, the AT&T North Texas Health System Think Tank, the National Rural Health Association and the Institute of Medicine.
His early professional work included service as a director of a university research center, a senior academic officer, college foundation director, a community college president, and CEO of two comprehensive and innovative healthcare systems in Wisconsin and Iowa. During the 1980s he received recognition as the Outstanding New Professional in Aging Services in North America from the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging. Most recently, Dr. Appelgate served a ten-year term with Des Moines University as its Vice President for Planning & External Relations and Clinical Professor, College of Health Sciences. His areas of responsibility included planning, marketing & communications, information technology, state and federal government relations, community relations, institutional research, accreditation and quality advancement, development and alumni relations.