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:
- PEARLS (Program to Encourage Active, Rewarding Lives), an evidence-based depression management program
- Workplace health promotion programs developed in partnership with the American Cancer Society
- EnhanceFitness, an evidence-based physical activity program now licensed nationally by Sound Generations (previously known as Senior Services)
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.