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Welcome to the Health Promotion Research Center

The Health Promotion Research Center (HPRC) is one of 26 Prevention Research Centers funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We conduct community-based research that promotes the health and well-being of middle-aged and older adults, particularly those with lower incomes and in ethnic/cultural minority populations most at risk of health disparities. We are housed in the University of Washington Department of Health Services, in the School of Public Health.

We are excited to have received funding for a new five-year research cycle, 2014 through 2019. Learn about HPRC's ongoing and latest research projects here.

Now available: summaries of all HPRC workplace-related research. Review 10 years of research in 10 minutes! See bibliography here.

Health Brain Research Network

HPRC to Coordinate New Research Network

The new CDC Healthy Brain Research Network was created to address a pair of growing public health challenges: promoting cognitive health and addressing the needs of increasing numbers of older Americans living with cognitive impairment. Read more.

Mall Walking: A Program Resource Guide New release: Mall Walking: A Program Resource Guide—informed by HPRC research, sponsored and co-authored by the CDC. The Guide was developed to provide information about the health benefits of mall walking and to present practical strategies for starting and maintaining walking programs in malls and other venues. The information supports the CDC's National Prevention Strategy and is based on evidence showing great potential in mall walking programs for health improvement among older adults who have varying physical abilities. Read more.

Watch a KING 5 News story about mall walking and the Guide.

Upcoming HPRC Research Seminars

Location: HPRC conference room. Get directions.

Guests are welcome to stay for an HPRC staff meeting immediately following the seminar.


"Alcohol Use, Latino Day Laborers and Racism"

Date: Thursday, November 12, 10:00-10:50 am

Presenters: India Ornelas, Assistant Professor, Health Services

Community Advisory Board Meeting

The next HPRC Community Advisory Board (CAB) meeting will be Friday, November 6, 2015, 8:45 am to noon at the Tukwila Community Center. Get directions.

For more information, please call 206-543-2891.

Next HPRC Quarterly Core Research Meeting

Date: Thursday, November 5, 2015, 8:30-10:30 am

Location: HPRC conference room. Get directions.

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HPRC is partnering with the national YMCA on a new five-year core research project.

Learn more here.

From the CDC PRC Program