Prevention Research Center, Division of Prevention & Population Sciences, UNM Department of Pediatrics

MSC11 6145
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Physical Location:
2703 Frontier Ave NE
Research Incubator Building (RIB) Suite 120

Phone: (505) 272-4462
Fax: (505) 272-3955

Dr. Davis, UNM PRC Director, will be giving the Keynote address at the 30th Anniversary Celebration of the PRCs at the CDC

February 18, 2016

This session will provide an overview of the CDC PRC program and feature the work of the University of New Mexico's PRC. Professor Davis will provide an overview of the Village Interventions and Venues for Action (VIVA II) project. VIVA II is designed to study dissemination and implementation of multiple evidence-based strategies recommended by the CDC's Guide to Community Preventive Services (Community Guide). Strategies include increasing physical activity, increasing drinking water consumption, healthy eating, and tobacco-free living in rural areas.

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The Prevention Research Centers is a network of 26 academic research centers in 24 states that study how people and their communities can avoid or counter the risks for chronic illnesses, such as heart disease, obesity, and cancer. These centers are located at either a school of public health or a medical school that has a preventive medicine residency program. As leaders in translating research results into policy and public health practice, the centers work with communities to develop, evaluate, and implement major community changes that can prevent and control chronic diseases. They identify gaps in research and develop innovative approaches to improving public health that can be shared broadly with public health partners.