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Committees of the PRC Program

Representatives from the research centers, their communities, and CDC’s program office serve on committees that recommend standards, policies, collaborative research, and other network activities to the PRC Program office.

Seven committees guide the program.

Steering Committee
Serves as an executive committee to the CDC program office. Comprises the chairpersons of the six standing committees as well as an overall leader elected from one of the PRCs.

Program Committee
Plans and organizes an annual PRC Program Meeting or national conference with the assistance of the program office and national partners.

Research Committee
Convenes meetings of senior research staff to discuss evolving principles and methods of prevention research and to assess the program’s research agenda in light of new developments.

Policy Committee
Serves as liaison to many of the program’s national partners, such as the Association of Schools of Public Health, and helps coordinate efforts to keep policymakers informed about prevention research and program successes.

Communications and Dissemination Committee
Assists the program office in defining and developing communication and dissemination standards, strategies, and products.

CDC/PRC National Community Committee
Comprises representatives from each PRC’s community committee. Makes recommendations about how the community committees can share information and better serve the individual research centers as well as the national program.

Evaluation Committee
Brings together PRC staff and partners interested in evaluation to discuss topics such as technical assistance needs, evaluation and monitoring issues, and mechanisms for sharing across PRCs.

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