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    The UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention addresses pressing health problems by collaborating with communities to conduct research, provide training, and translate research findings into policy and practice. The Center seeks to reduce health disparities through an emphasis on community-based participatory research to ensure that the community is involved in every stage of research. The CDC selected HPDP to be one of its first three Prevention Research Centers in 1985. Now comprised of 25 academic institutions, the PRC program is an interdependent network of community, academic, and public health partners that conduct prevention research and promote practices proven to promote good health.

    Our vision is to bring public health research findings to the daily lives of individuals and communities with a special focus on North Carolina and populations vulnerable to disease.

    Our mission is accomplished by working with partners to:

    • enhance the ability of public health practitioners, as well as individuals, groups and communities to promote health and prevent disease,
    • conduct, evaluate, and disseminate innovative, community-based research, and develop education and training programs to translate research into public health practice.

    September, 2009 – Community members walking in Clinton, N.C. to celebrate 16 years of the HOPE Works research partnership in Sampson and Duplin Counties.


    #CPCRN investigators at NYU-CUNY are conducting 2 core projects, leveraging community & clinical partners in NYC to reduce cancer disparities and improve cancer control in Asian American communities. More from Drs. Simona Kwon, Victoria Ngo & @DrTTKH here:

    In accordance with some of our Farm to ECE best practices, hands-on activities with locally or garden-grown foods are a great way for children to learn about healthy foods both at their child care center and at home.

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    Hey #SNAPEd Implementing Agencies, the #SNAP_EdToolkit added 9 new #directeducation interventions! See the updated intervention list by clicking the link below!

    #SNAPEdWorks #SNAPEd #SNAPEdToolkit #PSEChange #nutrition #directeducation #socialmarketing

    In 2019, #CPCRN welcomed 4 new Centers to the Network. This week, we recognize NYU-CUNY (@nyulangone-@CUNYSPH), led by Dr. Trinh-Shevrin! Learn how our investigators are working to promote health equity across diverse cancer patient & survivor populations:

    New to #CPCRN in 2019, our @UAZPublicHealth collaborating center brings lessons learned from strong community partnerships to strengthen the Network across 6 workgroups. Project Director, Rosi Vogel, and co-investigators share more at:

    New Chatham Food Hub connects communities with access to local food during COVID-19 pandemic

    Chatham Food Hub is focused on food security during COVID-19 and how it disproportionately affects low-income and communities of color

    Place food orders here:

    Did you remember that September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness month? Child obesity is a pressing issue that we at Go NAPSACC are committed to fighting, one step at a time.

    Check out this info-graphic to learn more about how it affects young ones.

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