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 most at risk of health disparities.


HPRC 2016 by the numbers

HPRC’s 2016: By the Numbers

See a message from our director, a snapshot of wellness and cute babies in the workplace, and an infographic of some of our accomplishments - all in the January issue of The Link. Read more »

EnhanceFitness, PT-REFER

PT-REFER Study Findings: Year 2

Read the latest findings from our core research project, PT-REFER. We are launching into the third year of developing and testing an intervention¬†to increase recommendations by physical therapists to¬†EnhanceFitness programs at YMCAs. Read more »

CDC Prevention Research Centers Program

HPRC Receives $900,000 for Special Interest Projects

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded $900,000 to the UW Health Promotion Research Center to fund two Special Interest Projects. Both are 2-year research studies testing methods designed to reduce disparities in cancer prevention. Read more »

(l-r): Lillian Prueher (HBRN scholar), Wesley Lum (NAPCA), Lesley Steinman (HPRC), Minhui Liu (HBRN scholar)

Bringing Asian American Voices to the Table

In a partnership with the National Asian Pacific Center on Aging (NAPCA), HPRC researchers and scholars with the UW Healthy Brain Research Network (HBRN) will be testing cognitive health promotion messages for cultural relevance. Read more »

Rapid Assessment of Physical Activity

RAPA: Free Download

The Rapid Assessment of Physical Activity (RAPA) questionnaire was designed to provide clinicians with a tool for quickly assessing the level of physical activity of their older adult patients. It was developed after a review and evaluation of existing written questionnaires, and was found to be reliable and valid compared with the longer, validated Community Healthy Activities Model Program for Seniors (CHAMPS) questionnaire. Available in English, European Spanish, Mexican Spanish, and Vietnamese. Read more »

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