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.




10 hours ago

Active Ottumwa

Due to a mechanical error, AKA a flat tire 🔧🔨⚙️that needs repaired, NO Bike Riding with Dayna Parker Jorgensen this morning! See you next week! ... See MoreSee Less

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20 hours ago

Active Ottumwa

Rise and Shine with a Bike ride from 6:30 AM-7:30 AM
Dayna Parker Jorgensen tomorrow! Celebrate the fact the hump day is here! 🚴‍♀️🚴‍♂️🚴‍♀️🚴‍♂️🚴‍♀️🚴‍♂️🚴‍♀️🚴‍♂️🚴‍♀️🚴‍♂️🚴‍♀️🚴‍♂️🚴‍♀️🚴‍♀️🚴‍♂️🚴‍♀️🚴‍♂️🚴‍♀️🚴‍♂️🏆🚴‍♀️🚴‍♂️🚴‍♀️🚴‍♂️🚣‍♀️🚴‍♀️🚴‍♂️🚴‍♀️🚴‍♂️🏆Meet Dayna at the tepee at Ottumwa Park. For your safety we encourage the use of helmets.
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