March 28, 2012
These are some of the ways research from Prevention Research Centers (PRC) have contributed to public health:
- Implementation of a policy to restrict sales of sugar-sweetened drinks in Boston public high schools was associated with a reduction in students’ consumption of such drinks, according to a Harvard University PRC study. Preventing Chronic Disease: July 2011: 10_0149
- An innovative financing initiative in New Orleans awards loans to food stores in underserved neighborhoods to increase access to nutritious food, based on scientific guidance from the Tulane University PRC. The City of New Orleans: Fresh Food Retailer Initiative
- We Run This City Youth Marathon Program, evaluated by the Case Western Reserve University PRC, teaches teens to set and achieve goals by preparing them to run in the Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon. We Run This City Marathon Program
About ProgramThe PRC Program directs a national network of 37 academic research centers, each at either a school of public health or a medical school that has a preventive medicine residency program. The centers are committed to conducting prevention research and are leaders in translating research results into policy and public health practice. These centers have rich capacity for the community-based, participatory prevention research needed to drive the major community changes that can prevent and control chronic diseases.
For the program’s vision, mission, goals, and core values, please see the PRC Program Strategic Plan.
For an overview of the program, watch the video below.