Prevention Research Center (PRC)

Welcome to the online home of the University at Albany's Prevention Research Center. We were originally funded in 2002, as a part of the nationwide PRC program.   "Community-Based Interventions to prevent chronic diseases" describes the central theme of our work.  We work closely with our Community Advisory Board to help us define our agenda and facilitate our work.   Like many of our activities at the University at Albany School of Public Health, we work in close collaboration with our colleagues in the New York State Department of Health.

The Mission of the Albany Prevention Research Center is to develop diverse partnerships within and across communities to design, conduct, evaluate and disseminate the findings of studies that show innovative ways in which the resources of the community (e.g., within households, schools, work sites, faith-based organizations, etc.) can promote the health of community residents and reduce the burden of chronic disease.

For a closer look at some of the work we are doing, please take a moment to look through our newsletter, "Momentum, building momentum for healthier lives through community-based research."

Like the Center itself, our website is under continuous development. So look around at what is here today, but come back again soon to see what we've added.   Thanks for visiting our website!

UAlbany's Prevention Research Center Aims to Get People Walking. (View press release)