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 enewsletter August Link

What’s happening this summer at HPRC

Our reach in Washington state, new EnhanceFitness designation as a falls prevention program, a FIT test tracking tool being developed, Healthy Brain Research Network scholars and their work - catch up with these stories and more in the August 2017 issue of the Link. Read more »

HBRN Webinar Tips from Journal Editors

Webinar: Tips from top editors on how to get research published

The Healthy Brain Research Network recently presented a webinar featuring editors of three leading journals on aging. Watch it here. Read more »

EnhanceFitness, PT-REFER

PT-REFER study findings: year 2

Read the latest findings from our core research project, PT-REFER. We are launching into the third year of developing and testing an intervention¬†to increase recommendations by physical therapists to¬†EnhanceFitness programs at YMCAs. 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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