Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)/ Rochester Prevention Research Center (RPRC)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

The CDC is one of the major operating components of the Department of Health and Human Services (www.cdc.gov). In 1984, Congress authorized the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to create a network of academic health centers to conduct applied public health research. The CDC was selected to administer the Prevention Research Centers (PRC) network and to provide leadership, technical assistance, and oversight (www.cdc.gov/prc). Today, CDC supports 37 centers, including the Rochester Prevention Research Center: NCDHR, associated with schools of public health, medicine, or osteopathy throughout the country. Each center conducts at least one community-based participatory research project with an underserved population that has a disproportionately large burden of disease and disability.

CDC's Mission

To collaborate to create the expertise, information, and tools that people and communities need to protect their health - through health promotion, prevention of disease, injury and disability, and preparedness for new health threats.

Prevention Research Center (PRC)

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The Prevention Research Centers work as an interdependent network of community, academic, and public health partners to conduct prevention research and promote the wide use of practices proven to promote good health.

National Community Committee (NCC)

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The National Community Committee (NCC) is a national network of community representatives engaged in equitable partnerships with researchers to define local health priorities, drive prevention research agendas, and develop solutions to improve the overall health and quality of life of all communities. Read more

Research Opportunities

Deaf Health Survey 2013

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To learn more about the Deaf Health Survey 2013, click here.

To sign up for this survey, email Kelly Matthews.