: 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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WVU, CDC report mask observation results for week five in the midst of COVID-19 resurgence

The School of Public Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released findings for week five of their seven-week mask observation study. It comes at a time when masks are more crucial than ever as COVID-19 cases surge in West Virginia and throughout the country and the state adjusts to Governor Justice's Executive Order mandating the use of face coverings in all public indoor places.

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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.