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.




Active Ottumwa will be closed on Thursday, Friday and Saturday of this week, with no activities on these days! Thank you for participating in the activities Active Ottumwa offers; consider bringing a friend to share in the fun! #getactive #grateful #kindnessmatters Barb Crowder Dana Overturf Stacie Rogan Belinda Smith Cicarella Remigio Panlaqui Twila Charles Foster Brittany Forrett Estefany Guido Becky Bucklin Wensday Worth Presley Denea Caldwell Christie Starr ...

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Join Dana at Market on Main at 5:15 pm this evening for Cardio and Strength Training! Dana leads with a smile and encouragement! You may not realize you are working that body! Bring a towel, mat and water! #havefun #workout
#getactiveottumwa Dana Overturf Stacie Rogan Barb Crowder Belinda Smith Cicarella Cindy Bebernes Marylou LaRose Remigio PanlaquiEstefany Guido

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