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List of PRCs and Core Research Focus

A complete list of PRCs’ academic institutions and core research focus for the 2010–2014 funding cycle.

Developmental Centers

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Bringing schools and families together to reduce childhood obesity in the Mississippi Delta

Dartmouth College
Improving the cardiovascular health of vulnerable populations in New Hampshire

University of Maryland
Preventing sexually transmitted disease and HIV/AIDS in Prince George’s County

University of Massachusetts Medical School
Improving diabetes self-management among Latinos in Worcester, Massachusetts

Ohio State University
Helping parents prevent obesity in preschool-aged children in Columbus, Ohio

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Comprehensive Centers

University of Alabama at Birmingham
Reducing the health risks of adolescents in Birmingham’s underserved, predominantly African-American communities

University of Arizona
Advocating for changes to prevent and control chronic disease in communities along the Arizona-Mexico border

Boston University
Improving the health and well-being of Boston’s public housing residents

University of California at Berkeley
Enhancing an online program to help Korean Americans reduce their tobacco use

University of California at Los Angeles
Helping parents promote the health and well-being of their children

Case Western Reserve University
Increasing access to healthy foods in Cleveland, Ohio

University of Colorado Denver
Changing school policies to promote healthy behaviors among children in the Rocky Mountain region of Colorado

Columbia University
Reducing hypertension in African-American adults living in Harlem

Emory University
Increasing physical activity and improving nutrition in rural southwest Georgia

Harvard University
Reducing obesity among young people by improving nutrition and physical activity

University of Iowa
Promoting healthy eating in rural Iowa

Johns Hopkins University
Helping youths living in Baltimore avoid depression and become healthy and productive adults

University of Kentucky
Preventing and controlling cervical cancer among residents in rural Appalachian Kentucky

University of Michigan
Preventing sexually transmitted disease and HIV/AIDS among underserved African-American young adults

University of Minnesota
Promoting healthy adolescent development in the Twin Cities

Morehouse School of Medicine
Preventing sexually transmitted disease and HIV/AIDS among African-American males in prison

University of New Mexico
Promoting physical activity in Hispanics and American Indians living in Cuba, New Mexico

New York University School of Medicine
Reducing diabetes in recent Asian-American immigrants in New York City

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Reducing the risk for obesity among rural, low-income, minority women by empowering them to make life changes

Oregon Health and Science University
Reducing hearing loss among American Indians in the Pacific Northwest

University of Pittsburgh
Promoting healthy, active lives for older adults in Pennsylvania

University of Rochester
Reducing obesity among people in Rochester, New York, who are deaf and use American Sign Language

Saint Louis University and Washington University in St. Louis
Increasing the adoption of evidence-based physical activity and healthy eating programs in Missouri

San Diego State University (with University of California at San Diego)
Increasing physical activity and improving health among Latinos in San Diego

University of South Carolina
Promoting physical activity among African Americans in Sumter County, South Carolina

University of South Florida
Using community-based prevention marketing to improve health in Hillsborough County, Florida

Texas A&M Health Science Center
Increasing access to healthy foods in east-central Texas and on the Texas-Mexico border

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Promoting healthy adolescent development in Houston, Texas

Tulane University
Increasing access to healthy foods in neighborhoods in New Orleans, Louisiana

University of Washington
Promoting healthy aging by disseminating proven programs

West Virginia University
Expanding a proven teen smoking cessation program to achieve statewide dissemination

Yale University
Preventing or reducing diabetes among residents of Connecticut’s economically disadvantaged cities

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