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PRCs Work to Increase COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence

CDC recently awarded $13 million to the PRC Network to explore COVID-19 vaccine confidence. All 26 PRCs received $500,000 in supplemental funding to form a new thematic network in support of the agency’s Vaccinate with Confidence strategy. For more information contact

The Prevention Research Centers (PRCs) are a network of 26 academic research centers in the United States that study how people and their communities can avoid or counter the risks for chronic illnesses. Through rigorous research, each center conducts at least one main project with an underserved population that has high rates of disease and disability. Projects are conducted with community partners who are engaged throughout the research effort. The centers also work with partners on Special Interest Projects (SIPs). These projects focus on a topic of interest or a gap in scientific evidence. SIP funding is competitively awarded to the schools of public health or medicine in the PRC Network. Additionally, groups of PRCs work together as thematic networks and focus on specific health topics. Learn more on our “About Us” page.

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