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PCD’s Commitment to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Its Scientific Leadership, Peer-Review Process, Research Focus, Training, and Continuing Education


An image of concentric circles encompasses 3 rings and a center. The outer ring reads, PCD Mission: Promote dialogue among researchers, evaluators, and practitioners; Integrate and apply research and practice experience; Reduce health disparities; Advance health equity. The second ring has 4 sections that read as follows: Behavioral, psychological, genetic, environmental, biological, and social factors; Development, implementation, and evaluation of population-based interventions; Interventions that reduce chronic disease among populations at high risk; Development, implementation, and evaluation of public health law and health policy interventions. The next ring has 4 sections that read as Research focus, Peer-review process, Training and continuing education, and Scientific leadership. The innermost circle shows 3 intersecting rings: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Figure. Preventing Chronic Disease’s multicomponent approach to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion to reduce health disparities, advance health equity, and improve population health.

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