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Researchers Support National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month
A CDC feature describes how a PRC-developed program has improved contraceptive use among adolescent girls.

Researchers Aid Cancer Control Strategies
A CDC feature describes how PRCs are working to reduce the burden of cancer.

PRCs Take an Environmental Approach to Address Obesity Among Youth
Researchers evaluate the impact of providing drinking water to youth.

PRC Study Shows Need for More Physician Education on Evidence-Based Recommendations 
A PRC survey shows a substantial percentage of U.S. doctors report not following recommendations concerning ovarian cancer screening.

PRC Research on Team-Based Hypertension Care
Researchers conduct projects that align with new recommendations from the Community Preventive Services Task Force.

PRC Network is Focus of Journal Supplement
Articles feature research conducted by the PRC Nutrition and Obesity Policy Research and Evaluation Network.

PRCs Support Mental Health Month
A selection of PRC research aimed at promoting mental health.

Researchers Unravel the Mysteries of Adolescence 
A CDC feature describes how PRCs are dispelling myths related to adolescent health.

Researchers Support New Nutrition Norms
A CDC feature describes how PRCs are supporting a nutrition revolution.

PRCs Support American Diabetes Month
A look at PRC research on diabetes prevention and control.

PRCs and the Million Hearts Campaign
A selection of PRC research aimed at controlling and preventing cardiovascular disease.

PRCs and Minority Health 
The director of CDC's Office of Minority Health and Health Equity commends the Prevention Research Centers during National Minority Health Month.

PRCs Support National Nutrition Month
A selection of PRC research on policy and environmental strategies to promote food nutrition.

PRCs Combat Childhood Obesity
A snapshot of PRCs developing nutrition strategies to combat childhood obesity.

Prevention Research Center Partners with CDC on Seasonal Flu Videos in American Sign Language
The University of Rochester PRC partnered with CDC’s Community Health Outreach and Education Section to create informational videos in American Sign Language about the seasonal flu.

Dissemination and Technical Assistance Web site Now Available
The Not-On-Tobacco (N-O-T) Program, developed by the West Virginia University Prevention Research Center, now has a Web site to aid the dissemination and adoption of N-O-T through the American Lung Association.


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