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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »