Undergraduate Public Health Organization

Who are we?

The University of Iowa Undergraduate Public Health Organization (UPHO) aims to build a social community among public health majors and other students with an interest in public health. We participate in service activities in the local community, provide extracurricular professional development activities, and act as a liaison between undergraduate public health students and College of Public Health administrators.

Who can join?

Although many members are public health majors or receiving their public health certificate, UPHO is open to any University of Iowa undergraduate student with a passion for public health!

What kind of events do we host?

From an end of year spring formal (with a catered dinner) to ‘pot a plant’ events, UPHO hosts a wide range of fun social activities to provide students with a break from the academic setting. We also strive to help students become more connected within the College of Public Health with events like professor panels, as well as get to know their local public health teams by visiting places such as the State Hygenic Lab & Johnson County Emergency Management. We also plan service events with the goal of contributing to improved health in our area. Examples of past UPHO service events have included making sexual health kits for Johnson County Public Health and Earth Day Clean Up parties.

Upcoming Meetings:

  • Multicultural Block Party
    • Date: Tuesday | October 12, 2021
    • Time: 5-8 p.m.
    • Location: Cultural Resource Centers
  • Trunk or Treat
    • Date: Tuesday | October 26, 2021
    • Time: 4-5 p.m.
    • Location: CommUnity Crisis Services & Food Bank | Pepperwood Building
      • 1045 Highway 6 East | Iowa City, IA 52240

Contact Us:

Email us at cph-upho@uiowa.edu!

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