Prevention Research in Rural Communities

Profiles of each PRC with links to a description of core research projects being conducted in rural communities. Click on the map or scroll down for PRC listings.

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University of Kentucky University of South Carolina University of Iowa University of Arkansas University of Arizona University of New Mexico Oregon Health and Science University West Virginia University

Oregon Health and Science University
Using health promotion and chronic disease prevention to meet the health needs of tribal and other underserved regional communities.

University of Arizona
Strengthening prevention programs and links between primary care settings and county health departments.

University of New Mexico
Promoting healthy eating, active living, and tobacco-free living.

University of Arkansas
Improving control of high blood pressure by identifying effective and cost-effective methods.

University of Iowa
Increasing physical activity in communities by using lay health advisors.

University of Kentucky
Increasing colorectal cancer screening among adults in rural Appalachia.

West Virginia University
Improving physical activity behaviors among children through school-and family-based approaches.

University of South Carolina
Increasing physical activity and healthy eating in churches in South Carolina.