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RPRC:NCDHR is a Prevention Research Center (PRC) focused on Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR). CBPR is a collaborative process of research that involves researchers and community partners in all phases of research. RPRC:NCDHR partners with the communities listed below and a number of other organizations. RPRC:NCDHR gives the communities an unprecedented opportunity to express their concerns, issues, and priorities.

Deaf Community Partners »

The Rochester Prevention Research Center (RPRC) has a strong commitment to community based participatory research (CBPR). CBPR is a way to involve community partners in all stages of RPRC research. After discussion with many stakeholders we decided on a new approach for RPRC collaboration with the Deaf Community. We are forming several small community committees, one for each RPRC project. To read more about the communtiy committees being formed, please click here.

Healthy Living with Hearing Loss (HL2) »

The HL2 is a community committee of people with hearing loss. This group works with RPRC:NCDHR providing the community perspective of people with hearing loss. Click on the links below for more information about the HL2.

External Advisory Committee (EAC)

Meets with the RPRC:NCDHR once a year and helps provide a national perspective on RPRC:NCDHR's strategies and goals.

Local Partner Advisory Board (LPAB)

The LPAB is a community partner of RPRC:NCDHR consisting of representatives from the Deaf Community, people with hearing loss, public agencies, providers, educational institutions, DHCC and HL2 representatives, and other organizations.

Research Opportunities

Focus Group Meetings


Seeking Deaf persons age 21-40 interested in participating in a one-time two hour focus group meeting in Rochester!

Focus Group Meeting Flyer

The interviews are limited to Deaf people who are now living in the Rochester (NY) area. The focus group will be conducted in ASL. We need your feedback on developing Deaf Weight Wise (DWW) 2.0. We will be asking about healthy eating and physical activity. The purpose of the group is to continue to develop culturally and linguistically appropriate healthy lifestyle research programs for Deaf people. Each participant will receive $30 dollars cash.

Interested? Contact

Jackie Pransky

(585) 568 6534 VP