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.



AARP Foundation Grant and Other Happenings

Learn about a new grant from the AARP Foundation to study the PEARLS program, an interview with one of our community partners, and more - in the April issue of The Link. Read more »

American Journal of Preventive Medicine Supplement March 2017

New Publication Highlights Three Decades of Community-based Research

A special supplement to the March 2017 issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine highlights 30 years of research by the CDC's Prevention Research Centers. HPRC authors are featured in seven of the supplement's articles, representing a variety of studies intended to identify unique public health solutions for those experiencing health disparities. 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 »

(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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