Our mission is to bridge research, practice and policy to improve community health and achieve equity.

The Prevention Research Center in St. Louis (PRC-StL) explores behaviors that place people at risk for chronic diseases such as obesity, cancer and diabetes. Center researchers conduct and share research on physical activity, policy, the built environment, and the translation of evidence into public health practice, while placing particular emphasis on vulnerable populations.

Student Spotlight: Tinuola Adebukola

Meet PRC Research Assistant, Tinuola. “The PRC community is amazing. I feel supported in the projects that I am working on and there is so much flexibility for me to work on projects across the center that I find interesting. Being a part of the PRC has allowed me to grow my network and also learn about novel public health research directly from our amazing research team.”

Multisector Collaboration for Delivering Cancer Control Interventions in Rural Communities (Links to an external site)

Multisector Collaboration for Delivering Cancer Control Interventions in Rural Communities
Abstract Purpose and objectives: Multisector collaboration is a widely promoted strategy to increase equitable availability, access, and use of healthy foods, safe places for physical activity, social supports, and preventive health care services. Yet fewer studies and resources exist for collaboration among governmental and nongovernmental agencies to address public problems in rural areas, despite an excess […]

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