The West Virginia Prevention Research Center (WV PRC) is one of 37 Prevention Research Centers funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). These PRCs are housed in universities across the country and share a focus on public health in community settings. WV PRC researchers and public health specialists are committed to conducting culturally-appropriate research that benefits the health of the people of Appalachia.
Our research focuses on examining the underlying behaviors and social conditions related to tobacco use, sedentary lifestyle, and poor nutrition. We strive to reduce health disparities related to race/ethnicity, geography, and socioeconomic status in West Virginia.