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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.

Watch a new video, produced by the UW School of Public Health, about the evidence-based EnhanceFitness program:

EnhanceFitness Research Brief

Learn about adopting, implementing, and maintaining EnhanceFitness classes in your community.

Read our research brief with findings about how to improve the uptake of this evidence-based physical activity program for older adults.

Read the brief >>

Upcoming HPRC Research Seminars

Location: HPRC conference room. Get directions.

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

MAY 2015

"Time Management"

Date: Thursday, May 14, 10:00-10:50 am

Presenter: Jeff Harris, HPRC Director

JUNE 2015

"HPRC Projects with the Washington State Department of Health"

Date: Thursday, June 11, 10:00-10:50 am

Presenter: Caitlin Mason, HPRC Research Scientist

Community Advisory Board Meeting

The next HPRC Community Advisory Board (CAB) meeting will be Friday, April 24, 2015, 8:45 am to noon at the Tukwila Community Center. See agenda.

Get directions.

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

Next HPRC Quarterly Core Research Meeting

Date: Thursday, May 7, 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 about it here.


Go here to learn about a free workplace wellness program for small businesses.

From the CDC PRC Program