: 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.

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WV Prevention Research Center partnerships support youth well-being during pandemic

As we have learned through research over the past few months, children are not immune to any of the symptoms caused by the pandemic. While physicians treat patients who have contracted the illness, the West Virginia Prevention Research Center (WVPRC) is partnering with organizations that provide support to West Virginia’s children and families whose social, mental and emotional well-being has been impacted.

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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.