Community Partnership for Prevention Research: Active Ottumwa

May 1, 2019

12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

College of Public Health Building, S162

145 North Riverside Drive, Iowa City, IA 52246

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Community Partnership for Prevention Research: Active Ottumwa 

This talk discusses Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) strategies used in Active Ottumwa, a community-academic partnership between the University of Iowa Prevention Research Center for Rural Health and a Community Advisory Board of 12 local leaders in Ottumwa, Iowa. Active Ottumwa has adapted, implemented and evaluated an evidence-based Lay Health Advisor intervention to promote physical activity among adult Ottumwa residents. The speakers will address the opportunities and challenges that arise while implementing community-engaged research for health in a rural setting


  • Brian Dunn MS MBA, Executive Director, SIEDA Community Action; Community Advisory Board member, Active Ottumwa

Mr. Dunn is the Executive Director of the Southern Iowa Development Association and a member of the Community Advisory Board for the Active Ottumwa research project. He is dedicated to community action at local and state levels.

  • Nicole Novak PhD MSc, Prevention Research Center, College of Public Health

Dr. Novak is a social epidemiologist and community health researcher with a focus on health equity in the United States. She uses epidemiologic and community-engaged research methods to evaluate structural influences on health for immigrants, Latinos, and rural residents.

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