AJPM March 2017 Supplement Features 30 Years of PRC Research

A special supplement in 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 articles representing a variety of studies intended to identify unique public health solutions for those experiencing health disparities. Read the articles here.


Tang W, Kannaley K, Friedman DB, Edwards VJ, Wilcox S, Levkoff SE, Hunter RH, Irmiter C, Belza B "Concern about developing Alzheimer's disease or dementia and intention to be screened: An analysis of national survey data." Arch Gerontol Geriatr 71(): 43-49 (2017 Mar 1) Abstract


Phelan EA, Herbert J, Fahrenbruch C, Stubbs BA, Meischke H "Coordinating Care for Falls <i>via</i> Emergency Responders: A Feasibility Study of a Brief At-Scene Intervention." Front Public Health 4(): 266 (2016) Abstract

Laing SS, Jones SM "Anxiety and Depression Mediate the Relationship Between Perceived Workplace Health Support and Presenteeism: A Cross-sectional Analysis." J Occup Environ Med 58(11): 1144-1149 (2016 Nov) Abstract

Graves MC, Harris JR, Hannon PA, Hammerback K, Parrish AT, Ahmed F, Zhou C, Allen CL "Promoting Influenza Vaccination to Restaurant Employees." Am J Health Promot 30(7): 498-500 (2016 Sep) Abstract

Petrescu-Prahova M, Belza B, Kohn M, Miyawaki C "Implementation and Maintenance of a Community-Based Older Adult Physical Activity Program." Gerontologist 56(4): 677-86 (2016 Aug) Abstract

Tsai JH, Petrescu-Prahova M "Community Interagency Connections for Immigrant Worker Health Interventions, King County, Washington State, 2012-2013." Prev Chronic Dis 13(): E73 (2016 Jun 2) Abstract

Hannon PA, Hammerback K, Allen CL, Parrish AT, Chan KG, Kohn MJ, Teague S, Beresford SA, Helfrich CD, Harris JR "HealthLinks randomized controlled trial: Design and baseline results." Contemp Clin Trials 48(): 1-11 (2016 May) Abstract

Miyawaki CE, Belza B, Kohn MJ, Petrescu-Prahova M "Champions of an Older Adult Exercise Program." J Appl Gerontol (2016 Apr 1) Abstract


Hannon PA, Helfrich CD, Chan KG, Allen CL, Hammerback K, Kohn MJ, Parrish AT, Weiner BJ, Harris JR "Development and Pilot Test of the Workplace Readiness Questionnaire, a Theory-Based Instrument to Measure Small Workplaces' Readiness to Implement Wellness Programs." Am J Health Promot (2015 Sep 21) Abstract

Carlini B, Miles L, Doyle S, Celestino P, Koutsky J "Using Diverse Communication Strategies to Re-Engage Relapsed Tobacco Quitline Users in Treatment, New York State, 2014." Prev Chronic Dis 12(): E179 (2015 Oct 22) Abstract

Allen CL, Hammerback K, Harris JR, Hannon PA, Parrish AT "Feasibility of Workplace Health Promotion for Restaurant Workers, Seattle, 2012." Prev Chronic Dis 12(): E172 (2015 Oct 8) Abstract

Graves MC, Harris JR, Hannon PA, Hammerback K, Parrish AT, Ahmed F, Zhou C, Allen CL "Promoting Influenza Vaccination to Restaurant Employees." Am J Health Promot 30(7): 498-500 (2016 Sep) Abstract

Greenwood-Hickman MA, Rosenberg DE, Phelan EA, Fitzpatrick AL "Participation in Older Adult Physical Activity Programs and Risk for Falls Requiring Medical Care, Washington State, 2005-2011." Prev Chronic Dis 12(): E90 (2015 Jun 11) Abstract

Harris JR, Parrish AT, Kohn M, Hammerback K, McMillan B, Hannon PA "Promoting Employee Health Through an American Cancer Society Program, The CEOs Challenge, Washington State, 2013-2015." Prev Chronic Dis 12(): E223 (2015 Dec 17) Abstract

Kohn MJ, Belza B, Petrescu-Prahova M, Miyawaki CE, Hohman KH "Participant Variation by Delivery Site Type in an Evidence-Based Physical Activity Program." J Aging Phys Act 23(3): 401-8 (2015 Jul) Abstract

Bowen DJ, Briant KJ, Harris J, Hannon P, Buchwald D "A multilevel health promotion intervention in minority-owned workplaces." J Racial Ethn Health Disparities 2(4): 457-64 (2015 Dec) Abstract

Escoffery C, Fernandez ME, Vernon SW, Liang S, Maxwell AE, Allen JD, Dwyer A, Hannon PA, Kohn M, DeGroff A "Patient Navigation in a Colorectal Cancer Screening Program." J Public Health Manag Pract 21(5): 433-40 (2015 Sep-Oct) Abstract

Farren L, Belza B, Allen P, Brolliar S, Brown DR, Cormier ML, Janicek S, Jones DL, King DK, Marquez DX, Rosenberg DE "Mall Walking Program Environments, Features, and Participants: A Scoping Review." Prev Chronic Dis 12(): E129 (2015 Aug 13) Abstract

Reiger S, Harris JR, Chan KC, Oqueli HL, Kohn M "A community-driven hypertension treatment group in rural Honduras." Glob Health Action 8(): 28041 (2015) Abstract

Hammerback K, Hannon PA, Harris JR, Clegg-Thorp C, Kohn M, Parrish A "Perspectives on Workplace Health Promotion Among Employees in Low-Wage Industries." Am J Health Promot 29(6): 384-92 (2015 Jul-Aug) Abstract

Shepherd-Banigan M, Bell JF, Basu A, Booth-LaForce C, Harris JR "Workplace Stress and Working from Home Influence Depressive Symptoms Among Employed Women with Young Children." Int J Behav Med 23(1): 102-11 (2016 Feb) Abstract

Bell JF, Fitzpatrick AL, Copeland C, Chi G, Steinman L, Whitney RL, Atkins DC, Bryant LL, Grodstein F, Larson E, Logsdon R, Snowden M "Existing data sets to support studies of dementia or significant cognitive impairment and comorbid chronic conditions." Alzheimers Dement 11(6): 622-38 (2015 Jun) Abstract

Gell NM, Rosenberg DE, Carlson J, Kerr J, Belza B "Built environment attributes related to GPS measured active trips in mid-life and older adults with mobility disabilities." Disabil Health J 8(2): 290-5 (2015 Apr) Abstract

Agmon M, Kelly VE, Logsdon RG, Nguyen H, Belza B "The Effects of EnhanceFitness (EF) training on dual-task walking in older adults." J Appl Gerontol 34(3): NP128-42 (2015 Apr) Abstract

Escoffery C, Hannon P, Maxwell AE, Vu T, Leeman J, Dwyer A, Mason C, Sowles S, Rice K, Gressard L "Assessment of training and technical assistance needs of Colorectal Cancer Control Program Grantees in the U.S." BMC Public Health 15(): 49 (2015 Jan 31) Abstract

Friedman DB, Becofsky K, Anderson LA, Bryant LL, Hunter RH, Ivey SL, Belza B, Logsdon RG, Brannon S, Vandenberg AE, Lin SY "Public perceptions about risk and protective factors for cognitive health and impairment: a review of the literature." Int Psychogeriatr 27(8): 1263-75 (2015 Aug) Abstract

Gillette DB, Petrescu-Prahova M, Herting JR, Belza B "A Pilot Study of Determinants of Ongoing Participation in EnhanceFitness: A Community-Based Group Exercise Program for Older Adults." J Geriatr Phys Ther 38(4): 194-201 (2015 Oct-Dec) Abstract

Walkinshaw LP, Mason C, Allen CL, Vu T, Nandi P, Santiago PM, Hannon PA "Process evaluation of a regional public health model to reduce chronic disease through policy and systems changes, Washington State, 2010-2014." Prev Chronic Dis 12(): E37 (2015 Mar 19) Abstract

Chen L, Hannon PA, Laing SS, Kohn MJ, Clark K, Pritchard S, Harris JR "Perceived workplace health support is associated with employee productivity." Am J Health Promot 29(3): 139-46 (2015 Jan-Feb) Abstract

Steinman L, Hammerback K, Snowden M "It Could Be a Pearl to You: Exploring Recruitment and Retention of the Program to Encourage Active, Rewarding Lives (PEARLS) With Hard-to-Reach Populations." Gerontologist 55(4): 667-76 (2015 Aug) Abstract

Notable earlier publications

Snowden MB, Steinman LE, Piering P, Rigor S, Yip A "Translating PEARLS: Lessons Learned from Providers and Participants." Front Public Health 2(): 256 (2014) Abstract

Fernández ME, Melvin CL, Leeman J, Ribisl KM, Allen JD, Kegler MC, Bastani R, Ory MG, Risendal BC, Hannon PA, Kreuter MW, Hebert JR "The cancer prevention and control research network: An interactive systems approach to advancing cancer control implementation research and practice." Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 23(11): 2512-21 (2014 Nov) Abstract

Maxwell AE, Hannon PA, Escoffery C, Vu T, Kohn M, Vernon SW, DeGroff A "Promotion and provision of colorectal cancer screening: a comparison of colorectal cancer control program grantees and nongrantees, 2011-2012." Prev Chronic Dis 11(): E170 (2014 Oct 2) Abstract

Harris JR, Hannon PA, Beresford SA, Linnan LA, McLellan DL "Health promotion in smaller workplaces in the United States." Annu Rev Public Health 35(): 327-42 (2014) Abstract

Hannon PA, Vu T, Ogdon S, Fleury EM, Yette E, Wittenberg R, Celedonia M, Bowen DJ "Implementation and process evaluation of a workplace colorectal cancer screening program in eastern Washington." Health Promot Pract 14(2): 220-7 (2013 Mar) Abstract

Steinman L, Cristofalo M, Snowden M "Implementation of an evidence-based depression care management program (PEARLS): perspectives from staff and former clients." Prev Chronic Dis 9(): E91 (2012) Abstract

Harris JR, Cheadle A, Hannon PA, Forehand M, Lichiello P, Mahoney E, Snyder S, Yarrow J "A framework for disseminating evidence-based health promotion practices." Prev Chronic Dis 9(): E22 (2012) Abstract

Laing SS, Hannon PA, Talburt A, Kimpe S, Williams B, Harris JR "Increasing evidence-based workplace health promotion best practices in small and low-wage companies, Mason County, Washington, 2009." Prev Chronic Dis 9(): E83 (2012) Abstract

Chaytor N, Ciechanowski P, Miller JW, Fraser R, Russo J, Unutzer J, Gilliam F "Long-term outcomes from the PEARLS randomized trial for the treatment of depression in patients with epilepsy." Epilepsy Behav 20(3): 545-9 (2011 Mar) Abstract

Ciechanowski P, Chaytor N, Miller J, Fraser R, Russo J, Unutzer J, Gilliam F "PEARLS depression treatment for individuals with epilepsy: a randomized controlled trial." Epilepsy Behav 19(3): 225-31 (2010 Nov) Abstract

Harris JR, Cross J, Hannon PA, Mahoney E, Ross-Viles S "Employer adoption of evidence-based chronic disease prevention practices: a pilot study." Prev Chronic Dis 5(3): A92 (2008 Jul) Abstract

Frederick JT, Steinman LE, Prohaska T, Satariano WA, Bruce M, Bryant L, Ciechanowski P, Devellis B, Leith K, Leyden KM, Sharkey J, Simon GE, Wilson N, Unützer J, Snowden M, Late Life Depression Special Interest Project Panelists. "Community-based treatment of late life depression an expert panel-informed literature review." Am J Prev Med 33(3): 222-49 (2007 Sep) Abstract

Ciechanowski P, Wagner E, Schmaling K, Schwartz S, Williams B, Diehr P, Kulzer J, Gray S, Collier C, LoGerfo J "Community-integrated home-based depression treatment in older adults: a randomized controlled trial." JAMA 291(13): 1569-77 (2004 Apr 7) Abstract