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.


HPRC happenings – the April Link

Learn all that's happening at HPRC - and sign up to receive our free enewsletter, The Link! Read more »

Meagan Brown and Marissa Jackson

HPRC’s Husky 100 Winners

Two HPRC students, Meagan Brown and Marissa Jackson, have been recognized by the UW for their inspiring leadership in the classroom and their commitment to inclusive communities. Read more »

Looking back at 2018; looking forward to 2019

What did HPRC accomplish in 2018? What are our goals for 2019? Learn the latest in the January issue of the Link enewsletter. Read more »

Community-clinical linkages hypertension control

Community-Clinical Partnerships in Hypertension Control

This new research brief shares what we learned about community-clinical linkages aimed at improving hypertension control, and offers tips for forming successful partnerships. Read more »

Peggy Hannon, HPRC Director

NIH awards $3.1 million to expand workplace wellness program

HPRC's Peggy Hannon has received an R01 grant to expand and evaluate the Connect to Wellness program for small and low-wage businesses across the U.S. Read more »

APEX Award Winner 2018

Award-winning AAPI Dementia Action Guide – available for download

The 2018 APEX Award-winning 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 »

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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