The mission of the Tulane Prevention Research Center (PRC) is to reduce or prevent overweight and obesity in the Greater New Orleans Area by addressing the physical and social environmental factors influencing physical activity and diet. The Tulane PRC’s mission is accomplished through research; collaboration with community partners and policy makers; communication about environmental factors related to physical activity and diet with public health practitioners, policy makers and community partners; and training of public health professionals, paraprofessional and community members.

Why obesity?

Health Journal   Message from the Director

Obesity may be the most important health problem of our time.

Featured Publications

Scientific

Nutrition and Food Availability

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Access to Healthy Food: A Key Focus for Research on Domestic Food Insecurity

 

Health Communication

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Promoting healthy eating and physical activity: short-term effects of a mass-media campaign

 
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PRC

Reports

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What Do New Orleans Residents Want in Their Neighborhoods?

 

Policy Briefs

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Bikeability/Walkability

 
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