University of Iowa

Health Education and Research

Health Education and Research

Business Leadership Network

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

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

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.

Healthier Workforce Center for Excellence

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.

Heartland Center for Occupational Health and Safety

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.

Small Business Outreach Project

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

Midwestern Public Health Training Center

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.

Prevention Research Center

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.