30th Anniversary

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The Prevention Research Centers (PRCs) Program, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is celebrating its 30th Anniversary in 2016!

The PRC network of 26 academic centers in 24 states became a reality in 1986 after Congress authorized funding for academic health centers to conduct community-based public health research.

The centers study how people and their communities can avoid or counter the risks for chronic illnesses, such as heart disease, obesity, and cancer. These centers are located at either a school of public health or a medical school that has a preventive medicine residency program. As leaders in translating research results into public health practice, the centers work with communities to develop, evaluate, and implement major community changes that can prevent and control chronic diseases. They identify gaps in research and develop innovative approaches to improving public health that can be shared broadly with public health partners.

Throughout 2016, the Tulane PRC will share stories about its community-based research, health promotion work, and partnerships. Click here to see all the stories compiled to mark the 30th Anniversary.

Continue to check this page for stories and events to mark the 30th Anniversary! And follow #PRCs30th on Twitter and Facebook for more from the Tulane PRC and other PRCs.

Prevention Research Centers: Building Healthier Communities Together




Design characteristics of worksite environmental interventions for obesity prevention.


Physical Activity


Data to action: using formative research to develop intervention programs to increase physical activity in adolescent girls.

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Healthy Choice Brochure




What Do New Orleans Residents Want in Their Neighborhoods?

all prc publications