Our Partnerships and Coalitions
PRC National Research Networks
We participate in the following Prevention Research Center networks.
- Alliance for Reducing Cancer, Northwest (ARC NW) collaborates with local community partners to build infrastructure, with the goal of setting the groundwork for future research opportunities. HPRC is one of ten sites of the national PRC Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network. (PI: Vicky Taylor, MD, MPH)
- Healthy Aging Research Network (CDC HAN) HPRC is the lead coordinating center for this collaborative effort of nine member PRCs and the CDC's Aging Studies Branch. The network has developed a research and dissemination agenda for the public health aspects of healthy aging and launched national demonstration projects and specialty workgroups. (PI: Basia Belza, PhD, RN, FAAN)
- Managing Epilepsy Well (MEW) is gathering information from adults with epilepsy and their treating professionals about their impressions of self-management programs. This is a partnership between UW Depts. of Rehabilitation Medicine and Neurology, the Epilepsy Foundation and Swedish Hospital Neurosciences. (PI: Robert Fraser, PhD)
- Nutrition and Obesity Policy Research and Evaluation Network (NOPREN). NOPREN aims to identify policy and environmental changes that can help to increase physical activity and improve nutrition. Network members identify research and determine the characteristics and effectiveness of policies for promoting and increasing consumption of nutritious foods (e.g., fresh fruits and vegetables, and minimally processed items) and beverages in communities, work sites, and schools. The researchers are also examining effective policymaking processes and planning research that will inform the policy activities of state and local nutrition and obesity prevention programs. (PI: Donna Johnson, MS, PhD)