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.


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 »

PEARLS treats older adults depression

PEARLS Connect study update

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 »

New guide for caregivers of people with dementia

The UW HPRC Healthy Brain Research Network, as part of the Washington State Dementia Action Collaborative, has helped produce a new resource: Dementia Road Map: A Guide for Family and Care Partners. 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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