HPRC in the News

Healthy Brain Research Network Wins APEX Award 

ASPPH Friday Letter — August 3, 2018

HPRC’s Healthy Brain Research Network partnered with the National Asian Pacific Center on Aging and other community organizations to design a guide for service providers to educate Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) about dementia. The guide received a 2018 APEX award for publication excellence.


University of Washington’s PEARLS Model Reduces Depression Among Older Adults 

ASTHO Blog — July 5, 2018

Association of Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) blog describes the PEARLS program and its success in treating older adults with depression.


Washington Faculty Member Awarded $3.1 Million NIH Grant to Expand Workplace Wellness Program 

ASPPH — June 22, 2018

ASPPH Friday Letter article about the NIH R01 awarded to HPRC’s Peggy Hannon to expand and evaluate the Connect to Wellness program for small and low-wage businesses across the U.S.


HBRN Studies Exercise Outcome Measures 

Alzheimer's Association Public Health News — February 15, 2018

Spotlight on the Healthy Brain Research Networks study of best ways to measure if exercise programs make a difference on physical functioning for people with cognitive impairment.


AARP Foundation Grantee Profiles: PEARLS 

AARP Website — January 9, 2018

The AARP Foundation includes a detailed profile of HPRC’s PEARLS program in its list of recent grantees.


PEARLS of Hope: How a New, Targeted Treatment Program Helped a Senior Move from Depression to Dating 

Huffington Post — May 9, 2017

The story of how HPRC’s PEARLS program, administered by the Visiting Nurse Service of New York, helped an 83-year-old man dramatically improve his quality of life.


Connecting with Asian American and Pacific Islanders about Dementia 

Northwest Pulse - Northwest Regional Primary Care Association — December 13, 2017

Basia Belza and Nikki Eller of HPRC’s Healthy Brain Research Network describe the collaboration and research that produced the new Asian American and Pacific Islander Dementia Action Guides for service providers and policymakers.


Special Interest Project: $250,000 Awarded to Study Patient Navigators 

HPRC Link - October 2017

A new CDC-funded Special Interest Project, titled “Formative Study of Patient Navigators with the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP) and the Colorectal Cancer Control Program (CRCCP)” aims to characterize patient navigators’ background, roles and responsibilities, work environment, and training and technical assistance needs.


Healthy Brain Research Network receives highly competitive City of Seattle grant 

City of Seattle - Human Services Dept. Blog — August 8, 2017

The Healthy Brain Research Network (HBRN), a CDC Prevention Research Center national network housed in HSERV’s Health Promotion Research Center (HPRC), was awarded a 2017 Innovation Fund Award from the City of Seattle’s Human Services Department. The new fund aims to “test new ideas with a focus on results and racial equity.”


Delivering Depression Care to Diverse Elderly Communities 

Northwest Public Health Magazine — June 12, 2017

For over a decade, the Health Promotion Research Center (HPRC) in the Department of Health Services has worked with CoMotion and other University of Washington organizations to train more than 800 people from 70 community-based organizations to implement the Program to Encourage Active and Rewarding Lives (PEARLS).