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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

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Step Into Cuba

Step into Cuba is a program to promote healthy physical activity through development of sidewalks, paths, trails, social support, and opportunities for lifestyle change. It is based in Cuba, New Mexico. It is guided by a partnership of organizations and individuals – the Step Into Cuba Alliance – and coordinated by the Nacimiento Community Foundation. Our future vision is to create a “greener,” healthier, and more pedestrian, community with opportunities for extraordinary walking and hiking on surrounding scenic Federal lands.


CHILE Plus

The Child Health Initiative for Lifelong Eating and Exercise (CHILE) Plus program is the dissemination of the original CHILE intervention. CHILE Plus continues as an evidence-based, multidisciplinary nutrition education and obesity prevention program among American Indian and Hispanic children enrolled in Head Start programs across rural New Mexico. CHILE Plus is behaviorally-focused and is based on the socioecological model.

Risk Assessment Project for Students (RAPS)

The Risk and Resiliency Assessment Project for Students, aka RAPS, was developed to include youth voice in how we understand and make use of public health data from the New Mexico Youth Risk and Resiliency Survey, or the YRRS. Every two years, high school and middle school students from all over New Mexico provide information about their health behaviors. RAPS gives these same students the opportunity to analyze the most recent data from their school or community, present those data to community members, and advocate on behalf of their peers and communities. The ultimate goal of RAPS is for young people to make positive change in New Mexico schools and communities.

Youth Risk & Resiliency Survey (YRRS)

The New Mexico Youth Risk and Resiliency Survey (YRRS) is a tool to assess the health risk behaviors and resiliency (protective) factors of New Mexico high school and middle school students. The YRRS is part of the national CDC Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS), but the survey results have widespread benefits for New Mexico at the state, county, and school district levels.


Eat Smart to Play Hard

The purpose of the SNAP-Ed New Mexico Social Marketing project is to develop, implement, and evaluate a culturally and linguistically appropriate nutrition education social marketing campaign for Spanish and English speaking a) families of preschoolers; b) families of elementary school age children; and, c) children between the ages of 8 and 10 years old.




The Science Around Us

SEPAThe Science Around Us is a science-enrichment program for rural, underserved middle schools funded by the Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA). The UNM SEPA Team works with school administration, teachers, students, and community members in order to enhance science curricula, field trips, career days, nature hikes, and other learning opportunities in and out of the classroom.