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!

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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.




    2 days ago

    Active Ottumwa

    Ladies Night Out was a BLAST!! So many charming ladies downtown Ottumwa! The weather was fabulous! It was terrific to see friends and family enjoying all downtown Ottumwa has to offer! Thank you to all of the sponsors, Main Street Ottumwa Market on Main Bridge City TV and Appliance My Chic Boutique Ottumwa Top Hat Coffee Martha's Nook & Cranny Ottumwa Area Chamber of Commerce South Ottumwa Savings Bank and everyone else that I have missed! Thank you to all who stopped by Active Ottumwa! Tag away and share the photos! ...

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    3 days ago

    Active Ottumwa

    Join us Friday, April 20th for another fabulous Main Street Ottumwa Ladies Night Out presented by South Ottumwa Savings Bank!

    Start out at Coal Palace Cafe and Books, Bridge City TV and Appliance, or Market on Main and get your bag filled with promotional items, coupons, and your passport. Fill up you passports by visiting participating businesses.

    Make sure to get 15 stamps, and that one of them is from Bridge City TV and Appliance, to be eligible in the drawing at Hotel Ottumwa for a Samsung 4 Piece Kitchen Set from Bridge City TV and Appliance and Nu-Life Cabinets and make sure one of your stamps is from Main Street Vacuum inside The Sewing House Ottumwa Iowa to be eligible to win a the Spring Cleaning Combo a Riccar upright & hand held vacuums valued at $539.00, other great prizes donated from downtown businesses. Drop your passports off by 8pm at Bridge City TV and Appliance, Market on Main or the Hotel Ottumwa, The drawings will start at 8:30pm in the Hotel Ottumwa Ballroom.

    The current list of participating businesses:

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