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Washington: CDC Continues Funding HPRC as National Prevention Research Center

The University of Washington School of Public Health’s Health Promotion Research Center (HPRC) has once again been awarded funding as part of a select group of national prevention research centers.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is awarding HPRC $3.75 million over five years to conduct research on healthy aging, including core research to expand an evidence-based treatment for late-life depression known as the Program to Encourage Active and Rewarding Lives (PEARLS).

HPRC will be one of 25 CDC Prevention Research Centers (PRCs) across the country in the new funding cycle and is one of the original PRCs, receiving continuous funding since 1986. HPRC is housed in the Department of Health Services in the School of Public Health and focuses on research in older adult health promotion, workplace wellness, and cancer prevention and control.

“The PRC Program supports our vital research, including providing effective programs to underserved communities who need them most,” said Dr. Peggy Hannon, HPRC director and principal investigator. “A critical component of this work is engaging with community members and the organizations that serve them so that we can ensure the programs fit community needs. Our PRC funding also supports these essential partnerships, which will inform every aspect of our new research project.”

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