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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.




Active Ottumwa is delighted to share the May PAL (Physical Activity Leader) of the month! Tammy Raman is a positive and enthusiastic group leader and supporter of Active Ottumwa! Thank you, Tammy! You are very deserving of this recognition! #getactiveottumwa ...

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I have the inside scoop that the Strength Training
(new name to be Basic Cardio & Strength Building) class is going to be EXTRA amazing tonight with the amazing YMCA instructor Dana Overturf! Bring a towel, mat and water and be at Market on Main by 5:15 pm! Get ready to ROCK and ROLL!

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