Images of former PRC students.

Careers in Public Health

Learn more about a few of the many PRC students who have gone on to rewarding public health careers. Read more…

Cancer Prevention in Latino Community

A team of CPH investigators, including Jason Daniel-Ulloa, are studying cancer issues in the state’s Latino population. The researchers are partnering with residents in West Liberty, IA. Read more…

Dana Overturf leads an exercise class at the Ottumwa Regional Health Center.

Ottumwa residents get active

Hundreds of Ottumwans are improving their health through a PRC partnership that encourages residents to get up and move. Read more…

Prevention Research Centers

The Prevention Research Centers study how people and their communities can avoid or counter the risks for chronic illnesses. Read more…

Image of a school student's desk with markers, paper, and a paper plate with a cracker, cheese and grapes.

Giving kids a taste for healthy foods

Pick a better snack™  developed by the Iowa Nutrition Network in the Iowa Department of Public Health is becoming a model for other states.  Read more…


The University of Iowa Prevention Research Center offers workshops, seminars and events for the community. Discover what we have to offer you!

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    Active Ottumwa

    In April 2012, the UI PRC began partnering with the Ottumwa community to improve the quality of life and health of Ottumwa residents.




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    Active Ottumwa

    Come to Tai Chi @ 10:30-11:30 AM with CERTIFIED Tai Chi instructor Mary Hart at Ottumwa Regional Health Center, Conference Room A, TODAY!

    Did I mention that this is class is FREE? Attend today and let Mary know how much she is appreciated!
    Twila Charles Foster Stacie Rogan Dana Overturf Christie Starr Rene Yndestad Remigio Panlaqui Jean Dell Pam Ward
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    Active Ottumwa

    Would you like to try a new activity at the YMCA at no charge? The "Y" is one the strongest supporters of Active Ottumwa and they share their pool at NO charge on Friday! So....NO excuses, NO charge and LOTS of fun!!

    Come to Water Walking & More @ 5:30-6:30 PM with
    Peggy & Wayne Wixom at the Y-M-C-A! 🙋‍♀️🙋‍♀️🙋‍♀️🙋‍♂️🙋‍♂️🙋‍♂️
    Stacie Rogan Christie Starr Twila Charles Foster Dana Overturf Kayla Eckerman Diana Critchlow Garrett Ross Connie Hammersley-Wilson

    What's not to love about Dory? 🐠🐟🦞🐳🐙
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