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Webinar Series: A Spotlight on Prevention Research Centers

Jun 06, 2024 | Johanna Segovia

Join NACCHO, in partnership with the CDC’s Prevention Research Center, in this webinar series shining a spotlight on various Prevention Research Centers (PRCs) developing, implementing, and evaluating evidence-based strategies to prevent and manage chronic diseases. The series will provide tactics for implementing recommended strategies and translate research findings into actionable policies and practices in local public health.

Over the course of this webinar series, a description of the PRC and list of tools and resources will be provided below.

University of Iowa Prevention Research Center for Rural Health – Active Iowa

The University of Iowa PRC provided an in-depth look at the implementation to the Active Iowa pilot project, Active Ottumwa, which resulted in a significant community-wide increase in physical activity. These initiatives were developed through principals of Community Engaged Research and Community-Based Participatory Research and materials have been translated to further expand implementation across micropolitan communities. Click on the links below for direct access to the materials developed, as well as the slides and recording of the webinar.

Contact Information
Becky Bucklin, MPH
Research Manager
[email protected]

Prevention Research Center on Nutrition and Physical Activity at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

The Prevention Research Center on Nutrition and Physical Activity at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health collaborated with the Boston Public Health Commission to identify a playbook of strategies to improve nutrition and physical activity environments, reduce excess weight gain, and study how cost-effectiveness metrics can be used to inform decision-making. Speakers highlighted the resources and tools developed that can be used to prioritize and plan prevention strategies with local partners. They also discussed strategies to tailor research projects to build community partnerships for future prevention activities. Check out the links below to view the webinar recording, slides and access the materials shared.

CHOICES and PRC websites:

Contact Information
Angie Cradock, PhD
Principal Research Scientist
[email protected]

Upcoming Webinar Dates and Times

  • June 25, 2024, at 1:00pm ET: PRC at the University of North Carolina (UNC) Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. Register here!
This webinar series is supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award totaling $100,000 with 100 percent funded by CDC/HHS. The contents of those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement by, CDC/HHS or the U.S. Government.

About Johanna Segovia

Johanna is a senior program analyst, community health at NACCHO.

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