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PRC Network 2019-2024

Prevention Research Centers

CDC is pleased to introduce the new Prevention Research Centers (PRC) network for the 2019-2024 funding cycle. The PRC program funds 25 academic institutions to conduct applied public health prevention research. Funded PRCs will develop, test, and/or evaluate public health interventions for wide application, particularly in underserved communities, based on the latest science.

The Prevention Research Centers (PRCs) are a network of 25 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 schools of public health or schools of medicine associated with the PRC network. Additionally, groups of PRCs work together as thematic networks and focus on a specific health topics. Learn more at About Prevention Research Centers.

PRC Study Findings

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