Prevention Research Centers

Prevention Research Centers (PRCs), designated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, constitute a network of academic, community, and public health partners that conducts applied public health research. PRCs create health promotion and disease prevention strategies that work and can bring long-term benefits to communities. PRCs also offer training and technical assistance to the public health community.

Network Profiles

Each PRC has a profile that contains the center’s core research focus, contact information, and links to research project descriptions and the center’s website.


PRCs have contributed to scientific results and public health at local, state, national, and international levels. Achievements are summarized and organized by type of contribution. Achievements associated with CDC’s Winnable Battles are noted.

Making a Difference

Read stories about researchers making a difference in individual lives and having an impact on communities’ approach to health care.