Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research

Texas Prevention Research Center

The Texas Prevention Research Center

A Proud 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.

In our capacity as the Texas Prevention Research Center, CHPPR's primary focus is decreasing cancer-related 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 cancer control evidence-based interventions.

Core Research Project

Salud en Mis Manos Dissemination and Implementation Assistance (SEMM-DIA) is our core research study. We are working to develop and test implementation strategies to increase reach, effectiveness, implementation, and maintenance of an evidence-based breast and cervical cancer screening and HPV vaccination program for Latinas aged 21-65.