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Prevention Research Centers

PRC Program

The Prevention Research Centers is a network of 26 academic research centers in 24 states that study how people and their communities can avoid or counter the risks for chronic illnesses, such as heart disease, obesity, and cancer. These centers are located at either a school of public health or a medical school that has a preventive medicine residency program. As leaders in translating research results into policy and public health practice, the centers work with communities to develop, evaluate, and implement major community changes that can prevent and control chronic diseases. They identify gaps in research and develop innovative approaches to improving public health that can be shared broadly with public health partners.

What’s New!

The Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research Centers, also known as CDC-RFA-DP19-001, is a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) with a due date of June 25, 2018. This is a 5-year cooperative agreement with academic research centers to participate in a network of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research Centers (PRC Network). Learn more at the Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research Centers’ (CDC-RFA-DP19-001) webpage.

Read about the 30-year success of the Prevention Research Centers’ solutions for communities with health disparities in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine Supplement.