Prevention Research Centers (PRC) are academic research institutions funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to work with vulnerable communities on new ways to promote health and prevent disease. Each PRC receives funding to complete an applied, community-engaged research project. PRCs are also eligible to receive additional funding for Special Interest Projects, which fill a gap in the evidence-base.
Learn more about the Prevention Research Centers Program at CDC.
Our PRC CDC-funded Projects
Healthy CPS Network Initiative: Core Research Project
The P3RC at the University of Illinois Chicago is partnering with Chicago Public Schools’ (CPS) Office of Student Health and Wellness (OSHW) to establish and test the feasibility and impact of having a Healthy CPS Network Specialist supporting a CPS regional network of schools and students.
ICARE: Improving Cancer Survival and Reducing Treatment Variations with Protocols for Emergency Care
A pilot study promoting adherence to evidenced-based emergency department protocols for active cancer patients; utilization of patient navigators to increase survivors’ engagement with primary care physicians and adherence to survivorship recommendations; and leveraging of rapid diagnostic protocols to facilitate timely evaluation/diagnosis for high-risk individuals.
Physical Activity Policy Research and Evaluation Network
The P3RC’s Dr. Jamie Chriqui co-leads the Physical Activity Policy Research and Evaluation Network with Stephanie Lemon at UMASS. This project will look at pedestrian-oriented zoning and land use policies in 2,300 municipalities across the U.S. to understand their impact on physical activity, sedentary behavior, commuting and pedestrian fatalities.
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