The University of Northern Iowa established the Global Health Corps in 1996 as a field-based training program to enhance the professional preparation of post-secondary students in the area of cross-cultural community health.
To date, hundreds of students in health promotion, pre-medicine, anthropology, social work, foreign languages, and related fields have conducted community health programs with tens of thousands of underserved clients around the world.
What We Do
The Global Health Corps enables students to enter the workforce with not only a college education, but real world work experience.
Why We Do It
As globalization, economic disparity, devolution and migration become more common in the 21st century, community health and related students must be better prepared to address a wider variety of disease patterns within increasingly diverse and underserved populations internationally and domestically.