University of Washington Health Promotion Research Center

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Core Research Projects

Project Title: PEARLS Equity: Expanding Access to Depression Care for Underserved Older Adults
Description: The Health Promotion Research Center (HPRC) will focus on expanding the Program to Encourage Active, Rewarding Lives (PEARLS) with underserved populations by partnering with organizations that are already serving and doing work with these communities. The ultimate goal is to help provide equitable access to depression care. Priority populations for the study include older adults who are experiencing poverty, are community members of color, have limited-English proficiency, and/or live in rural areas.

Past Core Research Projects

2014-2019 Increasing Reach of Enhance Fitness at YMCAs by Increasing Provider Recommendations to Older Adults
2009–2014 Disseminating Healthy Aging Interventions
2004-2009 Physical Activity for Lifetime Success (PALS)
2004-2009 Creating the Southeast Senior Physical Activity Network (SESPAN)
1998-2004 EnhanceFitness (formerly Lifetime Fitness Program)
1998-2004 PEARLS (Program to Encourage Active, Rewarding Lives for Seniors)
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Contact Information

Center
University of Washington Health Promotion Research Center
1107 NE 45th St, Suite 400
Seattle, WA 98105
Phone: (206) 543-2891
Fax: (206) 543-8609
Email: hprc@uw.edu

Principal Investigator/Director
Peggy Hannon, PhD, MPH
Phone: (206) 616-7859
E-mail: peggyh@uw.edu

Deputy Director
Leah Westra
Phone: (206) 685-7258
Email: lw2294@uw.edu