Iowa Medical Innovation Group (IMIG) is a two-semester interdisciplinary program that introduces you to all phases of medical device/technology development. Students from the colleges of Business, Engineering, Law, and Medicine will collaborate in a real-world environment to identify a medical need, create a solution, and move it through the development and commercialization process. This program is sponsored by University of Iowa John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (Iowa JPEC), Tippie College of Business, College of Engineering, College of Law, Carver College of Medicine.
A support group for adults who stutter. This self-help group offers to adults who stutter the opportunity to meet other adults who stutter, share experiences, and learn more about stuttering in a safe and supportive place.
Speech-Language Pathology faculty and students from the Wendell Johnson Speech & Hearing Center volunteer and provide educational programs at this annual camp.
Speech-Language pathology and students from the Wendell Johnson Speech & Hearing Center provide a weekly group with a focus on enhancing memory, cognitive, and communication skills for elderly and disabled adults who attend Pathways.
Wee Talk Together is a family-focused intervention program for young children with language delays. Not only do children ages 36 months or younger receive therapy in the Wendell Johnson Speech and Hearing Clinic or during home visits, but parents and caregivers become part of the therapy team as they learn techniques and explore ways to use materials to promote language development outside the Clinic. Children receive individual therapy sessions, designed to focus attention on each child’s needs.
The goal of this group is to provide support and education to individuals with aphasia and their family members. Participants with aphasia will also have an opportunity to practice their communication skills.
Iowa KidSight is a joint project of the Lions Clubs of Iowa and the University of Iowa Children's Hospital, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, dedicated to enhancing the early detection and treatment of vision impairments in young children (target population 6 months of age through kindergarten) in Iowa communities through screening and public education. The goals of the project are: - Objectively screen vision in infants and young children throughout all of Iowa's 99 counties -- for FREE. - Educate the public about the risk of undetected vision loss.
Community seminars present the latest and bet information on health topics that matter to you and your family. They are for anyone interested in staying health, preventing illness, or living and thriving with conditions that affect them or a family member. You'll get reliable, easy-to-understand information, as well as practical advice based on the latest advances in medicine. Our presenters are experts in their fields, many of them involved in scientific research in addition to compassionate patient care.
The Mobile Clinic is an interdisciplinary health sciences student organization founded to provide free health screening, prevention, education and basic health services to under served populations in and around Iowa City. Located on this site is information on clinic dates, health care resources located throughout eastern Iowa, and instructions on how to volunteer with The University of Iowa Mobile Clinic.
UI-SHP is the University of Iowa Student Society of Health-System Pharmacists. It is a recognized student society of the national organization, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). UI-SHP is assists community members by providing health care services such as medication safety presentations and immunization clinics.
This program is an immunization education campaign designed to increase the public's knowledge of immunizations while raising the number of adults receiving immunizations. Participants include all of the APhA-ASP chapters with the help of trained practitioners and other healthcare professionals trained and certified to give immunizations. While Operation Immunization is designed to benefit the public, your college campus is a great place to begin raising immunization rates and increasing awareness.
As the public’s most accessible health care provider, pharmacists can play a significant role in the prevention and management of cardiovascular disease (CVD). As future health care professionals and patient advocates, student pharmacists support these efforts and address an unmet need in public health by helping patients identify and understand their risks for CVD.
Operation Diabetes seeks to help pharmacists and student pharmacists identify individuals in the community with previously undiagnosed diabetes and those who are at risk for developing the disease. In addition the program seeks to increase overall awareness of diabetes and the role pharmacists play in prevention and managing the effects of diabetes.
The Mobile Clinic is an interprofessional health sciences student group founded to provide free health screening, immunizations clinics, prevention, education and basic health services to under served populations in and around Iowa City.
The Johnson County Sexual Assault Response Team (JCSART) is a coalition of sexual assault nurse examiners, rape victim advocates, law enforcement officers, emergency room staff and county attorneys, working together to provide coordinated and compassionate services to victims of sexual assault.
UI-SAFE is a faculty-student educational effort from the Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders that promotes healthy hearing. The team’s main focus is to reach out to individuals across the age span, educating them about exposure to hazardous sound levels which occur in daily life, as well as teaching effective strategies to protect hearing. UI-SAFE gets their message out by participating in health fairs, presenting to school classrooms and band programs, and providing information to a wide variety of groups of college students across campus.
Clinical Professor Ann Fennell and a group of students from UI and UNI deliver speech-language pathology services to children with disabilities at a school in Managua, Tesoros de Dios or “God’s Treasures.” In Nicaragua -- where speech-language pathology is not yet a recognized profession -- caregivers and staff at the school have limited experience providing specialized services in communication, hearing, feeding and swallowing. In addition to providing care and education, the group strives to foster self-sufficiency in providing this care.
Since 2004, a group of faculty and graduate students from CSD have been traveling to China each year to provide audiology and speech-language services to children in need. During their one-week stay in Tianjin, the team tries to serve as many people as possible, providing hearing screenings with hearing aids when necessary; information about speech or language difficulties and remediation; and training for the orphanage staff for continued necessary management after the team returns home.
A team of faculty and students from the Wendell Johnson Speech and Hearing Clinic goes to area preschools and daycare centers each April to provide no-cost hearing, speech and language screenings for children 3 – 5 years of age. Results are shared with parents, and options for treatment or strategies for remediation for any detected problems are shared. Parents are notified of the opportunity for screening prior to the WJSHC visit, and they may choose whether or not to have their child(ren) participate.
The Iowa Cleft Palate Team has developed a partnership with Northwest Iowa Ear Nose and Throat Clinic in Spencer, Iowa, an area with limited resources in this medical specialty. The UI team travels to Spencer twice each year to evaluate children from the area and the surrounding states. They assess 20-30 children during each of these one-day clinics to identify speech, language, hearing, and dental concerns related to cleft palate or craniofacial anomalies.
Predoctoral and postdoctoral students and faculty provide oral health evaluations and treatment.
Senior dental students and adjunct faculty provide oral health checkups and treatment.
Senior dental students do checkups and treatment under dentist supervision.
Senior dental students provide checkups and treatment under supervision.
A dental student gives oral evaluations and treatment under the supervision of a dentist.
Senior dental students provide dental care under dentist supervision.
Dental students provide evaluations and dental care under dentist supervision.
Provides patients evaluations at the clinic.
The Clinic serves cleft lip and palate patients from Western Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and SW Minnesota.
Student groups provide Dental health presentations to various preschool and daycare children throughout the year.
The College of Dentistry joined with the College of Education to create an outreach effort called Project SEALED (Service, Engagement and LifeCareer Education in Dentistry). Students and faculty provide preventive dental care for children.
Each year dental students perform dental screenings, apply fluoride varnish and provide preventive dental education.
The Department of Pediatric Dentistry has an outreach clinic in the lower level of the Muscatine Center for Social Action (MCSA) building in Muscatine Iowa. The clinic is staffed by department faculty, residents, staff members and fourth year dental students,. The clinic treats primarily Muscatine and Louisa Counties children up to age 12.
Each summer, Department of Pediatric Dentistry faculty and residents provide health care services to the children of migrant farmworkers in the Williamsburg, Iowa area.
Each year dental students perform dental screenings, apply fluoride varnish and provide preventive dental education.
Iowa Mission of Mercy (IMOM) is held annually and is sponsored by the Iowa Dental Association Foundation and is held in a different Iowa location each year. Typically 135 faculty, staff, and students from the College participate in this event.
Department faculty, residents and fourth year dental students offer clinical oral health care and preventive services for children ages 0-3 every Thursday through the Infant Oral Health Program. The clinic is located within the Johnson County Department of Public Health.
The Give Kids A Smile Program plans various events throughout the year where dental students perform dental screenings, apply fluoride varnish and provide preventive dental education.
The Geriatric Mobile Dental Unit (GMU) at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry and Dental Clinics is an extramural program established in 1979. The GMU is an educational program that serves 10 surrounding nursing home facilities as well as home-bound hospice patients and elderly adults.
Twice a year a team of pediatric dentistry residents and faculty travel to Forest City, Iowa to provide on-site dental care services to a group of developmentally disabled adults who reside at a group home.
One day per week pediatric dentistry residents travel to Cedar Rapids to provide care at the Dr. Rhys B. Jones Dental Health Center at St. Luke's Hospital. The center operates a six-chair dental clinic, providing comprehensive dental services to children.
The Business Leadership Network (BLN) fosters ongoing, mutually beneficial relationships between the UI College of Public Health and small and medium-sized businesses and communities in Iowa. Through these relationships the College hopes to engage and collaborate with communities in development of cutting-edge, high impact public health research, enhance educational program with service learning opportunities within businesses, and encourage creating the culture of health throughout communities.
Katy’s Kids was developed in 1988 as an educational program designed to teach young children about appropriate and responsible medication use. The most important part of this program is the volunteer pharmacist. It is their efforts, combined with the easy-to-present program materials, which will stress the importance of using prescription medications properly. If children can grasp that important concept at an early age, perhaps they will have an increased appreciation and compliance with their medications and be less likely to become involved with harmful drugs later in life.
Generation Rx is an educational program that increases public awareness of prescription medication abuse and encourages health care providers, community leaders, parents, teens, and college students to actively work to prevent abuse. APhA-ASP expands the breadth and depth of this important initiative to the communities surrounding our nation’s schools and colleges of pharmacy.
The University of Iowa Healthier Workforce Center for Excellence, located in the College of Public Health, is one of four Total Worker Health Centers of Excellence funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. The Center was established in 2006 and is built upon extensive investigator experience in occupational health and safety, ergonomics, and health promotion.
The Heartland Center for Occupational Health and Safety provides graduate training, continuing education and outreach in the area of occupational health and safety. Located in the University of Iowa’s College of Public Health, it is a NIOSH-funded Education and Research Center serving Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska.
CIREH focuses on building capacity through the training of health workers, both domestic and international, to combat global health issues. The center is complimented by three separate training programs: environmental and occupational health, injury prevention and minority health.
The Small Business Outreach Project is dedicated to sharing the experiences of small and mid-sized businesses in Iowa and Nebraska that have successfully implemented health, safety, and well-being programs for their employees.
Worksafe Iowa is a multidisciplinary outreach program within the University of Iowa’s College of Public Health. We offer consultation services in industrial hygiene, product safety, ergonomics, and occupational medicine, and provide a variety of education
The Midwestern Public Health Training Center is one of ten regional public health training centers funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Midwestern Public Health Training Center, covering the four-state region of Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska, will help improve public health by strengthening the technical, scientific, managerial, and leadership competencies of the public health workforce.
The University of Iowa Prevention Research Center (UI PRC) was first funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 2002. The 26 Prevention Research Centers constitute a network of academic, community, and public health partners that conducts applied public health research. Our mission is to improve the health of rural communities in Iowa. We accomplish this by establishing and maintaining community partnerships, conducting research on health issues of mutual interest, and leveraging our collective resources in the most effective ways possible.
The Institute for Public Health Practice promotes the linkage between the academic and service activities of the University of Iowa College of Public Health with public health practitioners at the local, state, and federal levels. Special emphasis is placed on assuring maximum practitioner participation in College educational programs, developing effective practice site relationships, and supporting communities through technical assistance and research.
The UI IPRC provides individuals interested in injury prevention and control with an array of training resources and opportunities for interaction and collaboration. The UI IPRC Academic Training Program includes an extensive injury control curriculum, mentoring, experiential learning through participation in research projects, and seminar/symposia development.
To address rural health disparities and the environmental and agricultural related exposures present in rural areas, the Community Outreach and Engagement Core (COEC) seeks to promote environmental health in rural Midwestern communities by delivering science and technology-based information to meet the needs identified by our communities and stakeholders.
The Healthier Workforce Center, funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), is pleased to announce the availability of funds for pilot projects. The mission of the Healthier Workforce Center is to protect and preserve worker safety and health through knowledge generation and dissemination of evidence-based Total Worker Health® practices.
The Community Partnerships program empowers community based organizations to reach out and explore the delivery of new services that, without Center support, would be unavailable. At the same time, these partnerships foster programs that could not be implemented by Center investigators without the involvement of community-based partners. Strategic alliances between Center personnel and community partners enhance the strengths and abilities of both groups.
The RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis conducts original research in the topical areas of access to health care services, Medicare policies, development of rural delivery systems (including effects of national policy), and public health.
The University of Iowa Center for Health Effects of Environmental Contamination (CHEEC) is a multidisciplinary environmental health research center dedicated to supporting and conducting research to identify, measure and prevent adverse health outcomes related to exposure to environmental toxins. CHEEC is comprised of faculty and researchers located in the University of Iowa Colleges of Public Health, Engineering, and Liberal Arts and Sciences, and State Hygienic Laboratory.