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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!

Notice of Funding Opportunity

The Notice of Funding Opportunity: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research Centers, also known as CDC-RFA-DP19-001, is published to The application due date is June 25, 2018. This is for a new 5-year cooperative agreement with academic research centers to participate in the 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.