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.


Washington state Dementia Action Collaborative

New guide for caregivers of people with dementia

The UW HPRC Healthy Brain Research Network, as part of the Washington State Dementia Action Collaborative, has helped produce a new resource: Dementia Road Map: A Guide for Family and Care Partners. Read more »

Wendy Barrington Patient Navigator study

Special Interest Project: $250,000 Awarded to Study Patient Navigators

A new CDC-funded Special Interest Project, titled “Formative Study of Patient Navigators with the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP) and the Colorectal Cancer Control Program (CRCCP)” aims to characterize patient navigators’ background, roles and responsibilities, work environment, and training and technical assistance needs. Read more »

AAPI Dementia Guide

AAPI Dementia Action Guide – now available for download

This just-released Action Guide, “Connecting with AAPIs About Dementia”, is for community-based organizations working to educate and empower Asian-American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities about dementia. Learn more and download the guide. Read more »

HBRN Webinar Tips from Journal Editors

Webinar: Tips from top editors on how to get research published

The Healthy Brain Research Network recently presented a webinar featuring editors of three leading journals on aging. Watch it here. 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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