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.




3 hours ago

Active Ottumwa

I was hopeful the Active Ottumwa office might be further along in the progress to the beautiful end result. For safety reasons Active Ottumwa will not be participating in the Downtown Holiday Open House this evening. I apologize for the inconvenience and hope you visit the rest of the local merchants ready to greet you! Have a delightful evening! ...

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17 hours ago

Active Ottumwa

A gentle reminder-Due to construction at the Active Ottumwa office and ORHC utilizing their conference rooms, there is NO Dance Fitness on Thursday, November 15th.

Please join the Walking Group @ 8-9AM with Betty and Remigio Panlaqui at Quincy Place Mall Please sign in at the Active Ottumwa kiosk and complete a raffle ticket! We will pick them up!

Active Ottumwa appreciates your patience during this small bump in the road! Work hard at getting that recommended thirty minutes of activity in daily! This is good for your heart, your mind, your lungs, heck! There is NO downfall to being active! #stayactiveottumwa
Bernadette Santiago Stacie Rogan Marylou LaRose Christie Starr Pam Ward Brittany Forrett Dana Overturf

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