A collective voice for well-being : the story of the National Community Committee
Published Date:Spring 2009
Corporate Authors:National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (U.S.). Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity
Keywords:Centers For Disease Control And Prevention (US). Prevention Research Centers Program
Community-Institutional Relations/United States
Community Health Planning/United States
Health Promotion/United States
Health Services Research/United States
National Community Committee
Preventive Health Services/United States
Description:The Prevention Research Centers (PRC) Program is a group of academic research centers, authorized by Congress in 1984 and funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), that brings together researchers, state and local health department staff, and representatives of underserved communities to conduct research on the best ways to fight chronic disease and promote wellness. For the 2004–2009 funding cycle, the U.S. Congress has allocated and the PRC Program has distributed an average of $24 million per year to 33 centers across the country to advance research in diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, obesity, HIV infection, and depression. The PRC Program also channeled about $20 million more per year to the centers to supplement primary and other research projects.
The program is guided by a set of committees whose members come from the academic centers, the communities, and CDC. A Steering Committee comprises members from the six standing committees: Program, Research, Evaluation, Communication, Policy, and the National Community Committee.
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