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PRC Program Builds Capacity through Training and Technical Assistance
Qualitative and quantitative data reveal that training, technical assistance, and mentoring activities through PRCs can foster capacity-building and support the research interests of academics and community members. See “Training and technical assistance to enhance capacity building between Prevention Research Centers and their partners,” published in the May 2011 issue of Preventing Chronic Disease.

Lessons Learned from PRC Program Evaluation
An article in the March-April 2011 issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, “Ensuring accountability in public health prevention research: evaluating the Prevention Research Centers Program at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,” describes national evaluation strategies that yielded evaluation data for 2007 and informed subsequent evaluation practices.

Article Highlights Partnerships Between Three PRCs and the Private Sector
An article in the April 2009 issue of Preventing Chronic Disease, "The Private Partners of Public Health: Public-Private Alliances for Public Good," explains the lessons learned from partnerships between PRCs and varied entities in the private sector .

Article Highlights the Development of the PRCs National Community Committee
An article in the Spring 2009 issue of Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action, “Community Engagement in Prevention Research: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Prevention Research Centers’ National Community Committee,” describes the development of the PRC’s National Community Committee and how it has taken the concept of community partnership to a national level.

Lessons Learned from Engaging Partners in Evaluation
A journal article in Preventing Chronic Disease, "Engaging Partners to Initiate Evaluation Efforts: Tactics Used and Lessons Learned From the Prevention Research Centers Program," explains methods used and lessons learned from involving PRC Program stakeholders in the planning and development of a national program evaluation and PRC Program logic model.

An Article on PRC Program's Trust Project
"Community-Institutional Partnerships: Understanding Trust Among Partners" reports on the methods and findings of the trust project. It is available online through Health Education and Behavior.

Next Steps in Community-based Participatory Research
An article in the June 2007 issue of Preventing Chronic Disease, “Community-based Participatory Research: Necessary Next Steps,” suggests that the PRC Program's national assessment may contribute to defining a standard set of competencies and resources required for effective community-based participatory research.

School-Based Programs: Lessons Learned from CATCH, Planet Health, and Not-On-Tobacco
An article in the April 2007 issue of Preventing Chronic Disease, “School-Based Programs: Lessons Learned from CATCH, Planet Health, and Not-On-Tobacco,” describes features of three successful school health promotion programs developed by PRCs and the lessons learned from development and dissemination.

Article Assesses the Impact of Prevention Research Through Peer-Reviewed Publications
An article, "Assessing Prevention Research Impact: A Bibliometric Analysis," in the March 2006 issue of American Journal of Preventive Medicine describes a process for assessing the scientific impact of the PRCs on public health prevention research.

Using Concept Mapping to Develop a Logic Model
An article, “Using Concept Mapping to Develop a Logic Model for the Prevention Research Centers Program,” in the January 2006 issue of Preventing Chronic Disease describes the PRCs’ process of involving stakeholders in developing a logic model for a national program.

Innovation in Adolescent Health Research: Collaborating to Study Multiple Risk and Protective Factors
This paper presents recommendations on adolescent health research from a September 2005 panel discussion jointly hosted by the Prevention Research Centers Program and the Academic Centers of Excellence on Youth Violence Prevention.

Contributions to Updating the Public Health Workforce
An article, “Prevention Research Centers: Contributions to Updating the Public Health Workforce Through Training” in Preventing Chronic Disease highlights several training programs PRCs offer.

CDC Partners with Communities for Prevention Research
Article originally published in Atlanta Medicine: Journal of the Medical Association of Atlanta. Issue 3, Volume 76, 2002 (Reprinted with permission)

Community Prevention Research in Women's Health
Abstracts of PRC conference presentations, 2000

Community Prevention Research in Women’s Health

CDC Partners with Communities for Prevention Research

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