Prevention Research in Rural Communities

According to the US Census Bureau, there are almost 60 million Americans living in rural communities. Individuals in rural communities face more health disparities and have a greater risk of premature death compared with individuals in urban communities. The Prevention Research Centers (PRCs) are doing their part to address rural health disparities. There are currently nine PRCs conducting their core research projects in rural communities. Their research focuses on a variety of health issues that includes nutrition, physical activity, adolescent health, and sexual health.

Scroll down below for a listing of PRCs with core research projects in rural communities.

Search the PRC Project Database for past and current PRC projects in rural communities by filtering the research setting and selecting “Rural Area.”

Learn more about CDC and Rural Health.

Rural communties map

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill University of Iowa University of Washington University of New Mexico Emory University Morehouse School of Medicine University of Minnesota University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston West Virginia University Colorado School of Public Health