The Health Promotion Research Center (HPRC) is one of 25 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 Receives CDC Funding for Special Interest Projects

Beginning October 2019, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is funding HPRC with $3.14 million over five years to participate in Special Interest Projects with two national research networks — CPCRN and MEW. Read more »

New NIH/NCI Cancer Moonshot project funded

HPRC Director Peggy Hannon and Bryan Weiner of UW Global Health are co-principal investigators of a five-year project aimed at improving implementation of cancer interventions in underserved communities across the U.S. Read more »

HPRC Funded by CDC for Five-year Renewal as a Prevention Research Center

HPRC will continue as a CDC Prevention Research Center, with core research focused on improving late-life depression care equity through the PEARLS program. Read more »

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HPRC in the News – Parade Magazine

Basia Belza of HPRC’s Healthy Brain Research Network (HBRN) discusses the Network’s reach and support of research in the U.S. “It’s all about developing awareness and reducing stigma,” Belza says. Read more »

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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 »

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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