Creating Healthier Places

Des Moines University

2017 Progress Report

Year Committed: 2015
Length of Commitment: 3 years
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Committed to meet guidelines—developed by PHA in collaboration with some of the nation’s leading nutrition, physical activity and campus wellness experts—around nutrition, physical activity, and programming on campus.

Verified Results

  • Commitment Element

    Des Moines University did not have any reporting or compliance deadlines in 2017.

    Progress To Date


Partner Statement

“Des Moines University (DMU) is committed to the well-being of the mind, body and spirit of our students and employees and recognizes that wellness is a vital component of our organization. Providing opportunities for our students and employees to achieve personal wellness goals that result in quantifiable improvements to their overall health and well-being is of greatest importance.

"Wellness was formally identified and approved as one of the five core values at DMU in 2012. Recognizing that wellness is one of our five core values demonstrates the pervasiveness of wellness at DMU and how fully it has been integrated into our organization’s culture.

"Des Moines University has been uniquely positioned to help our students establish a personal lifestyle that will allow them to succeed despite the rigors of medical school and to become a more effective role model and advocate for a healthful lifestyle to their future patients.

"Actively participating in the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) gives us the opportunity to continue to orient and support our students and employees toward a future where disease prevention becomes as important as diagnosis and treatment and we have at least a balance between health care and disease care.”