Our Partnerships and Coalitions
PRC National Research Networks
We participate in the following CDC 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 eight sites of the national PRC Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network. (PI: Peggy Hannon, PhD)
- Healthy Brain Research Network (HBRN) HPRC is the coordinating center for this thematic network, working with the CDC Healthy Aging Program-Healthy Brain Initiative, national and regional PRCs and other partners. HBRN will establish a public health research and translation agenda for cognitive health and healthy aging and develop and support a coordinated HBRN fellowship program. (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)
- Workplace Health Research Network (WHRN) This network will focus on dissemination of evidence-based interventions, total worker health, use of social networks, and behavioral economics to enhance workplace participation in health promotion. (PI: Jeff Harris, MD, MPH, MBA)