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PRC's Network Celebrate 30 years!

Friday, February 12, 2016

The West Virginia Prevention Research Center would like to congradulate the Prevention Research Center's (PRCs) Program on celebrating their 30 year anniversary! 

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. 

Prevention Resarch 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 policy and 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.

For more information on the Prevention Research Center's Netowrk click here