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.




1 day ago

Active Ottumwa

Gentle reminder there is no Water Walking & More this evening and Tai chi will not be held tomorrow as well. Monday is also a University of Iowa Holiday, so continue to stay active and be safe this Memorial Day weekend.
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Active Ottumwa

Integrated Health Home at Southern Iowa Mental Health Center has complied a list of free or low cost activities that are available to all ages! Check this out! Thank you, Southern Iowa Mental Health Center! 🙋‍♀️🙋‍♂️🙋‍♀️🙋‍♂️🙋‍♀️🙋‍♂️🙋‍♀️ ... See MoreSee Less

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