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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!

  • 01/17

    Video-Led Yoga

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

  • 01/18

    Walking Group

    8:00 am – 9:00 am
    Quincy Place Mall

  • 01/18

    Body Groove

    5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
    Ottumwa Regional Health Center

  • 01/18

    Body Groove

    6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
    Ottumwa Regional Health Center

  • 01/18

    Light Stretching

    6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
    Ottumwa Regional Health Center

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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.




Come relax and stretch during video-led yoga tonight!! Presley will see you at Ottumwa Regional Health Center at 5:30 unless it's your first time then arrive 10 minutes before to get signed in. Go into the main entrance pass the elevators and the conference room is on your left! You don't have a mat? Don't worry, We have mats that we can provide for you! #getactiveottumwa ...

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Have you always wanted to try a cardio and strength training activity? NOW is your opportunity and it is FREE! Join Active Ottumwa's PAL Dana Overturf as she makes this this class so fun you don't "sweat" the details! Bring a towel and water and join Dana at Market on Main at 5:30 pm! Come ten minutes early if it is your first time to sign in! #comewithfriends #enjoy #getactiveottumwa Dana Overturf Stacie Rogan Twila Charles Foster Sylvia Hunolt Annette Farrell Brittany Forrett Marylou LaRose Brenda Wilson Sandy Berto ...

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