What We Do

The Health Promotion Research Center (HPRC) conducts community-based research that promotes the health and well-being of middle-aged and older adults, particularly those with lower incomes and in ethnic/cultural minority populations most at risk of health disparities.

HPRC has been a part of the CDC Prevention Research Centers (PRC) Program since the program began in 1986.

Early HPRC research resulted in development of our flagship programs:

Our Impact

Our vision to provide effective healthy aging programs, practices, and policies that are widely implemented in the Pacific Northwest and nationally.

And our research has had national impact, as well as local impact in our home state of Washington.

Learn more.

Watch a video produced for HPRC’s 25th anniversary in 2011, showing the foundations of our community-based research and programs: