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: Leah Nason

Leah is a graduate assistant at the PRC working on the Park Activity, Recreation and Community Study (PARCS) and is an MSW/MPH dual degree student at the Brown School. She supports the PRC projects through evaluation planning and qualitative and quantitative data collection, analysis, and visualization. In her free time, Leah enjoys running, cooking potatoes, and photographing people.

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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