The Red Watch Band:
The Red Watch Band Program is in its fourth year at the University of Iowa. The training program focuses on preventing death from alcohol overdose. Students are taught the knowledge and skills to "make the call," and using role plays, given opportunities to build confidence to intervene on behalf of another. For more information click here.
As Health Ninjas, students influence friends and peers to make healthy choices. They are trained and equipped with interesting health knowledge that may be used in everyday conversations. Through these conversations, healthy practices are supported and myths are dispelled. For more information on Health Ninjas click here.
Health Iowa is the health promotion and education branch of the Student Health Service.
Our mission is to support student learning through educational and health promotion services that help students create healthy lifestyles.
Health Iowa provides individually tailored, one-on-one consultations in the areas of:
We also provide:
Student involvement: Interested in getting involved with a health related activity? The Student Health Service/Health Iowa provides multiple ways to get involved.
- Red Watch Band
- Health Ninjas
- Student Health Advisory Committee
- Late night activities
- Internship/practicum opportunities
We also provide group workshops and interventions aimed at creating a healthy campus community for all students. We offer many different types of workshops or presentations for your organization, group, or class! A list can be found by clicking here. If you would like us to provide a health workshop, submit a program request form.