Public Health Services

The University of Iowa has a long history and legacy of engagement in public health mission and goals, particularly for children and youth with special health care needs.

  • Improving population health and health outcomes
  • Leading transformation of health care delivery and services
  • Advocating for children's issues; promoting meaningful and powerful solutions
  • Integrating systems to form a coordinated network of services
  • Minimizing disease, disability, injury
  • Emphasizing prevention and health promotion
  • Recognizing the impact of life course health development and new model of disease


The Department of Pediatrics has many public and private partnerships and collaborations which share the goal of improving the health of Iowans including the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), the Iowa Department of Human Services, the Iowa Department of Education, and the Iowa Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. These shared initiative provide effective leadership and expertise to deliver successful outcomes.

Through our partnerships with IDPH and UI Health Care Outreach, we reach children and families throughout Iowa. This enables many of Iowa's children and families to have access to expert specialty care within their own communities through consultation, UI outreach clinics and telehealth.

A Statewide Presence