The mission of the Prevention Research Center of Michigan (PRC/MI) is to create and foster knowledge resulting in more effective public health programs and policies. The Center conducts community-based prevention research to improve health and prevent disease, especially focused on populations with a disproportionate share of poor health outcomes, This mission was developed and adopted by the PRC/MI State and Community Boards and reflects the priorities of our community, public health practice and academic partnerships. The PRC/MI has focused much of its research on youth and young adults. We will continue to build upon this work through our core research project, Using Social Networks and Technology to Promote Healthy Sexuality, which will engage emerging adults in an evidence-based, technology-enhanced, peer education program. The PRC/MI strives to achieve excellence in research, communication and dissemination, training, valuation, and administration. Center goals are to: 1) conduct rigorous, participatory, community-based research to test an intervention to reduce disparities in sexually transmitted infections (including HIV) and to promote healthy sexual behaviors among young adult African American men and women;2) continue to foster strong and participatory partnerships at the community and state levels;3) communicate and disseminate the process and results of PRC/MI research to academic, health practice, policy maker, and community audiences;4) provide training in community-based prevention research for students, public health practitioners, community organization staff and academic researchers;5) evaluate the activities, outputs and outcomes of the PRC/MI and apply this information to improve Center operations;and 6) strengthen the infrastructure of the PRC/MI as a resource for communities throughout the state and the University. Since the PRC/MI was established in 1998, we have nurtured and sustained strong and committed partnerships among community-based organizations (CBOs), health departments, health advocacy groups, health service providers, and academic institutions.

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The mission of the Prevention Research Center of Michigan (PRC/MI) is to create and foster knowledge resulting in more effective public health programs and policies. The Center conducts community-based prevention research to improve health and prevent disease, especially focused on populations with a disproportionate share of poor health outcomes

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Center for Chronic Disease Prev and Health Promo (NCCDPHP)
Type
Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research Centers (U48)
Project #
5U48DP001901-03
Application #
8142226
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZCD1-ZDQ (15))
Program Officer
Sims, Joyner
Project Start
2009-09-30
Project End
2014-09-29
Budget Start
2011-09-30
Budget End
2012-09-29
Support Year
3
Fiscal Year
2011
Total Cost
$1,353,741
Indirect Cost
Name
University of Michigan Ann Arbor
Department
Miscellaneous
Type
Schools of Public Health
DUNS #
073133571
City
Ann Arbor
State
MI
Country
United States
Zip Code
48109
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