PRC Comparative Effectiveness Research Program
Four PRCs are funded through the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to conduct additional research as part of the PRC Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) Program. The PRCs are conducting two-year comparative effectiveness research projects that compare the benefits and harms of different public health strategies to prevent, diagnose, and monitor health conditions in community settings.
Descriptions of Research Projects
- Comparing the Effect of Lifestyle Counseling and Patient Navigation on Hypertension and Colorectal Cancer in Black Men
(New York University School of Medicine, PRC)
- Comparing Web-based and Counselor-based Interventions to Reduce Cardiovascular Disease Risk
(University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, PRC)
- Comparing the Effectiveness of Telemedicine with Traditional Eye Care in Detecting Diabetic Retinopathy
(Oregon Health & Science University, PRC)
- Comparing Two Community Programs to Help Seniors Avoid Falls
(University of Pittsburgh, PRC)
PRC Comparative Effectiveness Research Preliminary Data Presented
The four PRC Comparative Effectiveness Research grantees described their projects and preliminary data during a session at the American Public Health Association's Annual Meeting in November 2011. Read presentation abstracts.
PRC Comparative Effectiveness Research Grantees Present at CDC
Researchers funded by the PRC Comparative Effectiveness Research grants shared research experiences, methods, and preliminary results at CDC in Atlanta, Georgia. Read summaries and view slide presentations.