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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.




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Active Ottumwa

#3 Ten Top Tips for Active Living-Like any good, low-impact cardio workout, dancing can improve cardiovascular health, increase stamina, strengthen bones and muscles and stave off illnesses, besides you may meet someone new!

Here is what is on for Tuesday, September 25th at Active Ottumwa! #FREE #fun

Walking Group @ 8-9 AM
Betty and Remigio Panlaqui at Quincy Place Mall

*No Yoga on 9/25 *

*LAST CALL to sign up for Square Dance lessons on 9/25! *
Square Dancing @ 7-9 PM
Robin Ragen at Wilson Elementary (1102 E Forth St.)
Dana Overturf Twila Charles Foster Marylou LaRose Brittany Forrett Stacie Rogan Christie Starr Brandy Vanderpol

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Active Ottumwa

#5 on Ten Tops for Healthy Living-Why walk? Physical activity can help people with chronic diseases manage their conditions. In addition, physical activity reduces the risk of premature death and supports positive mental health and healthy aging—making it one of the most important actions people can take to improve their overall health.
#whynotwalk #healthychoices

Walking Groups on Monday with Active Ottumwa-

Peggy Wixom @ 11:30-12:30 PM at Bridge View Center
Twila Charles Foster @ 4:30-5:00 PM at Bridge View Center
Brandy Vanderpol @ 6-7 PM Meet at the Beach entrance on Church S
Christie Starr Dana Overturf Brittany Forrett Stacie Rogan Diana Critchlow Pam Ward Remigio Panlaqui

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