Health Promotion Research Center

The University of Washington Health Promotion Research Center (UW HPRC) collaborates with communities to conduct research on a broad range of health promotion topics, including healthy aging, cancer prevention and control, workplace health, physical activity, depression management, and brain health.

In all of our research and program activities, we seek input and involvement from partners in order to achieve lasting results. Our partners in this work include community members, public health departments and professionals, neighborhood associations, social service agencies, other research centers, and regional and national organizations, among other collaborators.

Thank you to all our partners, without whom we could not do this work!

Community Advisory Board

Our Community Advisory Board members provide a practical perspective on community priorities, insight about potential collaborations, and input about our research, practice, and program implementation. These members include people from local, community-based organizations as well as larger, national organizations. We are also honored to have older community members who have participated in our programs serve on the board as advocates for older adults and advisors for programs.

Scientific Advisory Board

Our Scientific Advisory Board assists with the development of our long-term strategic direction, advises on opportunities to advance our work, and provides input on current programs and research projects.

National, Regional, & State Partner Organizations

To help ensure our programs and tools can have a greater reach and affect on improving people’s health, we collaborate with national, regional, and state organizations to spread the word through their own channels.
Over the years, some of these organization have included:

  • Alzheimer’s Association, Washington State Chapter
  • American Cancer Society
  • American Diabetes Association
  • American Heart Association
  • American Indian Health Commission for Washington State
  • Kaiser Permanente Washington Research Institute
  • Washington Association of Area Agencies on Aging
  • Washington Healthcare Authority
  • Washington State Department of Health
  • YMCA of the USA
  • Please note that this is not a complete list of all our national, regional, and state partners.

Local Partner Organizations

Community-based research would not be possible without our partners who are living and working in the communities we are engaging with for research. Their collaboration and input are essential to supporting and improving people’s health.
Over the years, some of these local organization have included:

  • Asian Counseling and Referral Service
  • Catholic Community Services
  • City of Seattle
  • Public Health – Seattle & King County
  • Sea Mar Community Health Centers
  • Sound Generations (previously known as Senior Services)
  • Tri-Cities Cancer Center
  • Please note that this is not a complete list of all our local partners.