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…

Prof. Barbara Baquero at a grocery store.

Comunidades Saludables

Barbara Baquero is building connections to improve the health of rural communities, with a focus on Iowa’s growing Latino population. 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…

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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!

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.




12 hours ago

Active Ottumwa

El ejercicio regular hace que te sientas de maravilla! Las personas que hace ejercicio se sienten con mas energía durante el día, duermen mejor, tienen mejor memoria, se sienten mas relajados durante el día, y tienen mejor autoestima.
#bettertogether #feelbetter #whynot

Las actividades de Active Ottumwa para el día Lunes son:

Grupo de caminata @ 9-10 AM
Sherri Spurling Hamann & Katie Hamann en el Bridge View Center

Baila y Vive @ 5-6PM con Margarita Marquez at the Saint Mary Church *En Español

Grupo de caminata en los trails @ 6-7 PM con Brandy Vanderpol. El grupo se reunirá en la entrada de la Beach Ottumwa en Church St

Grupo de ciclismo @ 6 -7 PM con Brittany Forrett. El grupo saldrá de la carpa en el Ottumwa Park. Por seguridad, les recomendamos que usen un casco para bicicleta.
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14 hours ago

Active Ottumwa

People who exercise regularly tend to do so because it gives them an enormous sense of well-being. They feel more energetic throughout the day, sleep better at night, have sharper memories, and feel more relaxed and positive about themselves and their lives. #bettertogether #feelbetter #whynot

Monday's activities are the following:
Walking Group @ 9-10 AM
Sherri Spurling Hamann & Katie Hamann at Bridge View Center

Walking Group on the Trails @ 6-7 PM with Brandy Vanderpol Meet at the entrance to the Beach Ottumwa on Church St.

Bike Riding @ 6-7 PM with Brittany Forrett
Meet at teepee in Ottumwa Park. For safety, we encourage the use of a bike helmet.
Stacie Rogan Dana Overturf Twila Charles Foster Marylou LaRose Connie Hammersley-Wilson Diana Critchlow
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