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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.

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The Policy, Practice, and Prevention Research Center (P3RC) is one of 26 PRCs nationwide funded for the 2019 to 2024 cycle. Before the P3RC, UIC received funding for the Illinois Prevention Research Center from 2004 to 2009 and again from 2014 to 2019.

This website is a product of a Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research Center supported by cooperative agreement number 6U48DP006392 from the CDC. The findings and conclusions on this site are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position of the CDC.