Global Health Student with El Salvador children.We are a group of Iowa colleges and universities that have come together around a common interest of international health.  Members include Central College, Des Moines University, Drake University, Grinnell College, Iowa State University, Mercy College of Health Sciences, Simpson College, University of Iowa, and University of Northern Iowa. 

The consortium was established in 2007 with the underlying assumption that global learning experiences for students and faculty benefit Iowa and our country in the areas of economics, civic engagement and improvement of health outcomes.  Members of the consortium agree that to accomplish this in the most efficient manner requires collaboration and sharing of resources.  To accomplish these goals, the consortium focuses on partnerships with other countries, collaborative research, and educational programming.

News and Events

6th Annual Global Health Fall Conference: Climate, Nutrition and Health

Event date: October 15, 2014 - 9:00am

For more information please visit: www.dmu.edu/event/gh-conference/

Global Health Learning Collaborative 2013

Posted January 2nd, 2013 by Des Moines University

Sponsored by the Des Moines University Department of Global Health and Masters of Public Health program Des Moines University Munroe Building, Room 101 6-7:30 p.m. Jan. 24 Lecture 5: USCRI speaker Migration and Healthcare Chelsea Graham, D.O.’15 Bryan Levy, D.O.’15 Brian Piteo, D.O.’15 March 14 Lecture 6: Dr. Maureen McCue Climate Change, War & Public Health Dr. […]

Global and National Public Health Week

Event date: 02.04. - April 4, 2012

As part of National Public Health Week, Drake University is hosting several events on campus for students, faculty, and partners in global and national public health.  Monday evening (April 2nd), the movie “Contagion” will be shown in the Bulldog Room of the Olmsted Center.  A facilitated discussion will follow.  A panel of speakers sharing experiences […]

Militarism on a Sick Planet Project

Event date: 09.09. - September 11, 2011

For those concerned about our chaotic climate, degraded environment, and the uses of militarism, please register for the Militarism on a Sick Planet Project symposium sponsored by the University of Iowa Center for Human Rights and Iowa Physicians for Social Responsibility which convenes in Nebraska City over the auspicious weekend of September 9-11, 2011.  Download […]

Third Annual Global Health Conference: The Challenges of Global Aging

Event date: October 12, 2011 - 10:30am

October 12, 2011 10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Des Moines University Olsen Medical Education Center (MEC) 3200 Grand Avenue Des Moines, IA 50312 Google Map Additional Information Agenda Contact Registration Sponsors Target audience Des Moines University students, faculty, staff, and adjunct global health faculty. Students and faculty from Heartland Global Health Conference (HGHC) member schools […]