: West Virginia Prevention Research Center

Striving to enhance health and well-being and reduce health disparities in West Virginia.

Areas of Focus

The West Virginia Prevention Research Center's efforts in applied research, evaluation and program support are centered around three critical areas: healthy lifestyles, substance use and youth and community resilience.

Recent News

WV Prevention Research Center initiatives address COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic created a barrier to care for West Virginians living with chronic disease, meaning many residents needed to find a new way of managing their health. The West Virginia Prevention Research Center, housed in the West Virginia University School of Public Health, is providing support to organizations that needed to quickly adjust their focus, an extension of its already community-focused mission.

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CDC Prevention Research Center

The West Virginia Prevention Research Center is supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cooperative agreement number 1-U48-DP-005004 and is committed to conducting applied prevention research, as well as supporting a wide variety of public health efforts across the state.