Projects and Partners

Institutes and Initiatives

The Global Health Corps provides theory to practice learning opportunities for health promotion and education students to design, implement, and evaluate health promotion and education programs with underserved diverse populations in the United States and abroad.  

In 2002, the UNI Global Health Corps (GHC) was named a Family Friendly Workplace by the Family and Children's Council.  The award was received because of their commitment to women, children and families, and for its emphasis on wellness and a family-friendly environment.  About 80% of GHC clients are women and children, and include refugees, immigrants, minorities, the elderly, rural farm families, the homeless and others with special public health needs.  Since it began in 1996, GHC has served more than 30,000 at-risk clients.  For more information contact Michele Devlin (

Under a grant through the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, UNI has established National Program for Playground Safety to address playground safety in the U.S. For more information contact Heather Olsen

The University of Northern Iowa Nonprofit Leadership Alliance (NLA) is a student-run organization dedicated to educating, preparing, and certifying professionals to strengthen and lead nonprofit organizations.  NLA is also a national alliance of 40 current colleges and universities, as well as countless nonprofit organizations that are committed to preparing undergraduate students, graduate students, and professionals for careers with national and international nonprofit organizations.

The Recycling and Reuse Technology Transfer Center (RRTTC) is an interdisciplinary research, education and outreach center serving Regent university researchers and students, Iowa citizens, business and industry.

We are a Regent-funded center within the College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences, located at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

The RRTTC provides students opportunities to enhance their classroom experience through research and participation in environmental outreach activities.

The RRTTC has provided in-depth research opportunities student interns from a wide range of majors. These students work first-hand with community and industry representatives on solving relevant problems and addressing current issues. 

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