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The Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research

Our Mission

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

Upcoming Workshops

The Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences (CCTS) and UTHealth School of Public Health Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research are hosting the inaugural Texas Institute for Implementation Science Conference and Workshop. This conference is designed to explore the evolution, current state, and future research agenda in implementation science through a series of four seminars featuring lectures by leading experts in the field of implementation science and a facilitated, interactive panel discussion with lecturers. Attendees will learn about implementation science theory, implementation strategy development, selection and tailoring, study design, evaluation approaches, and real-world application of implementation science. This event will be held virtually and there is no cost to attend. More information and registration details may be found on the event webpage

Featured News

CHPPR investigators awarded $2.6 million to enhance  sexual and reproductive health among diverse youth populations

CHPPR investigators awarded $2.6 million to enhance sexual and reproductive health among diverse youth populations

October 7, 2020

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$5 million NIH grant awarded to reduce COVID-19-related disparities in vulnerable populations

$5 million NIH grant awarded to reduce COVID-19-related disparities in vulnerable populations

September 30, 2020

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UTHealth awarded $3.8 million to increase colorectal cancer screening for most vulnerable Texans

UTHealth awarded $3.8 million to increase colorectal cancer screening for most vulnerable Texans

July 13, 2020

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