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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…

UPCOMING EVENTS

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



  • 09/23 1:00 pm

    Dog Walking

    1:00 pm 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm 2:00 pm


  • 09/26 5:30 pm

    Video Led Yoga

    5:30 pm 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm 6:30 pm
    Ottumwa Regional Health Center


  • 09/26 5:30 pm

    Dance Fitness

    5:30 pm 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm 6:30 pm
    Market On Main


  • 09/26 6:45 pm

    Light Stretching

    6:45 pm 6:45 pm – 7:15 pm 7:15 pm
    Ottumwa Regional Health Center


  • 09/27 1:00 pm

    Walking Group

    1:00 pm 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm 2:00 pm
    Bridge View Center

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's newest activity! Please join Belinda Smith-Cicarella at 1 pm on Saturday, September 23 at Heartland Humane to get your walk in and do a good deed! #getactiveottumwa ...

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Come join the fun! 🎆🎉 Music! 🎵🎶Food!🌯🌮 Entertainment! 💃🕺 ...

Ottumwa Latino Festival

September 23, 2017, 3:00pm - September 23, 2017, 8:00pm

A celebration of Ottumwa's Latino community and the art, music, food, and cultures of Latin America. Latino dance troupes and musical groups from Iowa and throughout the Midwest perform on the 300 block of East Main Street in front of Market on Main. Great food and drink, music, dance, vendors, kids activities, and more! Amazing performances by: ...Grupo Innstinto (Moline, IL), ...Son Peru (DSM), ...Ballet Folklorico Quetzalcoatl (Aurora, IL), ...Kalpulli KetzalCoatlicue (Minneapolis, MN), ...Illusionist 'Mr. Illusion' Jesus Rios (Fairfield), ...DJ Byron Ortiz of Caliente Night Club (Iowa City)!! Sponsored by C1st Credit Union, the Ottumwa Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, Alliant Energy, and JBS.

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