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.
There is strong evidence that the PEARLS program is an effective model to treat late-life depression in low-income older adults with multiple chronic conditions. Our new PEARLS Connect study, funded by the AARP Foundation, is working to evaluate whether PEARLS is also effective for reducing social isolation in older adults. Read more »
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 »
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 »