University of Iowa Prevention Research Center

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Core Research Project

Project Title: Active Iowa
Description: The University of Iowa Prevention Research Center will partner with local public health departments (LPHDs) to translate the Active Ottumwa intervention into Active Iowa across fifteen communities using a Hybrid Type 2 design. They will simultaneously evaluate Active Iowa implementation strategies in LPHDs and evaluate Active Iowa’s effectiveness in increasing physical activity at the community level.

 

Past Core Research Projects

2014-2019 Increasing Physical Activity Among Rural Residents
2009–2014 Dissemination of the Rural Restaurant Healthy Options
2004-2009 Building Community Capacity to Prevent Underage Drinking
2004-2009 Training Community-Based Organizations to Promote Physical Activity and Nutrition
1998-2004 Health Promotion Program for Residents of Iowa
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Special Interest Projects (SIPs)

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Contact Information

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University of Iowa Prevention Research Center for Rural Health
145 N. Riverside Drive
100 College of Public Health Bldg., Room N436
Iowa City, IA 52242

Center Principal Investigator/Director
Rima Afifi, PhD
Phone: (319) 384-1472
Email: rima-afifi@uiowa.edu

Core Principal Investigator/Deputy Director
Natoshia Askelson, PhD, MPH
Phone: (319) 384-1480
E-mail: natoshia-askelson@uiowa.edu