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Center Descriptions 2014-2019 PRCs

The focus of the 2014-2019 PRCs may be found below. Profiles for the 2009-2014 PRCs are also available.


Map Showing Prevention Research Centers in the United States (Center listing below)


PRCs Funded 2014 – 2019

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Prevent HIV/AIDS among at-risk African-American young adults living in disadvantaged Birmingham neighborhoods using a social network intervention and modern communication channels

University of Arizona

Reduce health disparities of Latinos living in Arizona border communities by strengthening nutrition, physical activity and mental health programs and linkages between primary care settings and county health departments via community health workers

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Improve hypertension control among Arkansas’s racial and ethnic minorities by identifying cost-effective self-management strategies using community health workers

University of California, San Francisco

Improve care of young black men who have sex with men living with HIV through community-clinical linkages

Case Western Reserve University

Improve nutritious food access in low income, low access Cleveland neighborhoods through farmer's markets and nutrition education

Dartmouth College

Reduce smoking, cardiovascular disease and obesity among persons with serious mental illness through community-clinical linkages and health systems interventions

University of Illinois at Chicago

Increase physical activity among the general population through improved access to and use of parks and recreational facilities in low income, urban Chicago communities

University of Iowa

Increase physical activity through use of parks and recreational facilities among Ottumwa, Iowa adults using lay health advisors/community health workers

Johns Hopkins University

Prevent mental health difficulties, substance use (i.e., tobacco, alcohol and drug use), risky sexual behaviors (i.e., teen pregnancy, age of sexual initiation, HIV transmission), violence, and academic failure among adolescents in Baltimore City Public Schools by providing life skills training

University of Kentucky

Increase colorectal cancer screening among adults 50 years and older in a medically underserved, rural Appalachian service area using lay health workers

University of Massachusetts Medical School - Worcester

Increase healthy eating and healthy activities among children in Worcester, Massachusetts through a built environment intervention using family-focused community health workers

University of Minnesota

Increase academic performance and reduce violence, bullying, age of sexual initiation, and substance use among middle school students in Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area with a teacher-student team social, emotional learning program

Morehouse School of Medicine

Prevent sexually transmitted disease and HIV/AIDS among African American teenagers in Atlanta community organizations by comparing evidence based interventions

University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center

Promote healthy eating, active living, and tobacco-free living in rural Hispanic, American Indian and Anglo communities in Cuba, New Mexico, and surrounding areas

New York University School of Medicine and City University of New York School of Public Health

Improve hypertension control and prevent cardiovascular disease among Asian and Hispanic American adults in New York City by implementing the Million Hearts Initiative using a combination of community health workers and clinical interventions

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Increase physical activity, increase healthy eating, and prevent cardiovascular disease among adults through clinical-community linkages in Hertford, North Carolina and surrounding communities using technology-assisted community health workers

Oregon Health & Science University

Prevent sexually transmitted infections, HIV, substance use, tobacco use, and teen pregnancies among American Indian/Alaska Native teens in underserved communities in Portland and surrounding areas by implementing a culturally appropriate evidence-based intervention delivered by Tribal health educators

University of Pennsylvania

Promote healthy weight among obese adults through a workplace weight loss program in three Philadelphia businesses using environmental change strategies

University of Pittsburgh

Improve physical functioning and reduce obesity and subsequent chronic disease among older adults in Allegheny County through a weight management lifestyle intervention

University of Rochester

Increase healthy eating and physical activity by adapting an evidenced based healthy lifestyle intervention for use with deaf adult American Sign Language (ASL) users in Rochester, New York

University of South Carolina at Columbia

Increase healthy eating and leisure-time physical activity among African Americans through an evidence-based program in rural South Carolina churches using lay health workers

University of South Florida

Increase colorectal cancer screening among adults in partnership with Florida Department of Health

Tulane University

Increase physical activity and access to healthy foods through sustainable environmental and social improvements in the African American neighborhoods of the 9th Ward in New Orleans

University of Washington

Decrease pain and increase mobility of adults with arthritis by implementing a community exercise program (Enhanced Fitness) through community-clinical linkages with healthcare providers and the YMCA

West Virginia University

Improve physical activity behaviors among middle school children in West Virginia by comparing school and family based interventions

Yale University

Improve nutrition and increase physical activity among students and adults in schools and communities in Connecticut by comparing interventions

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