Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research

Conducting research to develop, evaluate and disseminate health promotion and disease prevention programs in diverse settings and populations.

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A CDC Prevention Research Center

The Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research (CHPPR) is proud to be the only CDC Prevention Research Center (PRC) in the state of Texas. As one of 26 PRCs nationwide, CHPPR is part of a collaborative network of research centers focused on the study of how people and communities can avoid or counter the risks for chronic illnesses, particularly among underserved populations. 

Our mission is to conduct research to develop, evaluate, and disseminate health promotion and disease prevention programs, with a particular focus on decreasing cancer-related and chronic disease health disparities among African American and Hispanic populations. We leverage the substantial experience and expertise of our faculty and staff and employ cutting edge models and frameworks to accelerate the adoption and implementation of sustainable evidence-based interventions.

  • “If we can improve healthy relationships, then many other outcomes, in addition to improving sexual and reproductive health outcomes, such as improved mental health and reduced violence, can occur,” Peskin said.

  • Library of Evidence-Based Public Health Tools and Resources Now Available on CHPPR Website

    CHPPR has launched a publicly-accessible library of evidence-based tools and resources designed to support a range of health promotion and prevention efforts pulled from the Center’s long history of research.

  • Houston Nonprofit ProSalud Promotes Health Awareness and Healthcare Access Among Hispanic Immigrants

    Houston nonprofit and CHPPR partner ProSalud has spent more than 20 years providing health education and healthcare access to Hispanic Immigrant communities in Houston, Texas. ProSalud trains Community Health Workers (CHWs) to serve as a bridge between these communities and the health care system by improving health awareness and access to local resources using print materials, presentations, health screenings, community events and other venues.

  • CHPPR Partners with Columbus Community Hospital to Provide a National Diabetes Prevention Program to Rural Community

    CHPPR has partnered with the Columbus Community Hospital and Wellness Center, an acute care medical and surgical facility in Columbus, Texas, to establish a National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP). Columbus Community Hospital adds the NDPP lifestyle change program to an array of services they offer to their rural community through their Wellness Center. 

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