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About Prevention Research Centers (PRC)


People in all communities are empowered to enjoy good health and quality of life. They live in communities that are safe and where the physical, social, and policy environments support the adoption and maintenance of attitudes and behaviors known to promote health and well-being. They effectively engage health services and community programs to promote prevention across all populations and to prevent or minimize the impact of acute and chronic disease.


The Prevention Research Centers work as an interdependent network of community, academic, and public health partners to conduct prevention research and promote the wide use of practices proven to promote good health.

The prevention researchers collaborate with communities to develop and conduct research that benefits the research participants and often broad communities as well.